Obama commutes sentence of WikiLeaks source Chelsea Manning

The imprisoned transgender soldier was convicted in August 2013 of espionage


Afp January 17, 2017
Chelsea Manning, seen in an undated photo, was convicted in August 2013 of espionage and other offenses after admitting to handing classified documents over to WikiLeaks. PHOTO: AFP

WASHINGTON DC: US President Barack Obama commuted the sentence of Chelsea Manning, who is serving 35 years behind bars for leaking classified US documents, the White House said Tuesday.

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In one of his final acts as president, Obama pardoned 64 people and commuted the sentences of 209 others, including the imprisoned transgender soldier who was convicted in August 2013 of espionage and other offenses after admitting to handing classified documents over to WikiLeaks.

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