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Chelsea Manning: Wikileaks Source Freed From Prison

Source: BBC

US soldier Chelsea Manning has been released from prison after serving seven years for leaking hundreds of thousands of diplomatic cables and military files to Wikileaks.

A US Army spokesperson confirmed to the BBC that she had left Fort Leavenworth military prison in Kansas.

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Her lawyer earlier said she was excited but likely to be "anxious".

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Manning will remain on active army duty while her military court conviction remains under appeal. She will have healthcare benefits but will be unpaid, the army says.

If the appeal is denied, she could be dishonourably discharged from the army, US media say.


Read more: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-39947602



There are actions in various places commemorating her release. There is one in SF at 6pm today PST:

https://www.facebook.com/294107760724457/photos/a.294236427378257.1073741827.294107760724457/993911407410752/?type=3&theater

If there are others, in places like NYC etc please post the linx here
This is an important day

Another article on Chelsea's release:
http://thehill.com/homenews/news/333772-chelsea-manning-released-from-prison

other significant coverage (especially with anything new about her release today, also perhaps covering demonstrations, are also welcome on this thread
Posted by cloudythescribbler | Wed May 17, 2017, 06:49 AM (6 replies)
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