Obama just freed whistleblower Chelsea Manning

President Obama just effectively freed Chelsea Manning from the 32 remaining years in her jail sentence, according to the New York Times. While it’s not a presidential pardon, the commutation of Manning’s sentence will see her go free in just five months. After leaking more than 700,000 documents to Wikileaks, including video of a 2007 airstrike dubbed ‘Collateral Murder’ that showed military personnel gunning down innocent civilians in Baghdad, Manning was sentenced to 35 years in prison and has since been held at the US Disciplinary Barracks at Fort Leavenworth for the past three years. The past three years have been…

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