Chelsea Manning’s Sentence Commuted by President Obama: Release date May 17, 2017

epa03807927 US Army Private Bradley Manning (C) leaves the courtroom at Fort Meade, Maryland, USA, 30 July 2013. The judge, Colonel Denise Lind, found Manning guilty on 19 of 21 charges that had been brought against the 25-year-old soldier.

Jailed for almost 7 years for leaking hundreds of thousands of classified and unclassified military documents, Chelsea Manning will be released from prison on May 17, 2017. President Obama has commuted her sentence. Her original sentence was 35 years, so this must be ecstatic news for her and her family.

What will happen to Wikileaks founder and editor, Julian Assange? Assange recently stated he would agree to be extradited in exchange for the release of Manning. Since Manning’s sentence is now commuted will Assange turn himself in? So far, no word on what fate awaits Julian Assange.

Wikileaks published leaks including:

The Collateral Murder video was particularly damning and went viral at the time. It’s a very disturbing picture of U.S. troops aggressively firing upon civilians, and seeming to enjoy it:

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