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Chelsea Manning to Be Released Early as Obama Commutes Sentence | The New York Times

Chelsea Manning to Be Released Early as Obama Commutes Sentence | The New York Times

President Obama on Tuesday commuted all but four months of the remaining prison sentence of Chelsea Manning, the Army intelligence analyst convicted of a 2010 leak that revealed American military and diplomatic activities across the world, disrupted Mr. Obama’s administration and brought global prominence to WikiLeaks, the recipient of those disclosures.

The decision by Mr. Obama rescued Ms. Manning, who twice tried to kill herself last year, from an uncertain future as a transgender woman incarcerated at the men’s military prison at Fort Leavenworth, Kan.

Source: Chelsea Manning to Be Released Early as Obama Commutes Sentence – The New York Times