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Chelsea Manning’s prison sentence commuted by Barack Obama
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Chelsea Manning’s prison sentence commuted by Barack Obama

by firstsource newsJanuary 18, 2017

The whistleblower, who has been imprisoned for six years for leaking state secrets, is now set to go free on 17 May

, the US army soldier who became one of the most prominent whistleblowers of modern times when she exposed the nature of warfare in Iraq and Afghanistan, and who then went on to pay the price with a 35-year military prison sentence, is to be freed in May as a gift of outgoing president .

In the most audacious – and contentious – commutation decision to come from Obama yet, the sitting president used his constitutional power just three days before he leaves the White House to give Manning her freedom.

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