Chelsea Manning is finally released from jail after seven years inside

Vincent Carr
May 19, 2017

Christian evangelist Franklin Graham expressed his outrage on May 16 that Chelsea Manning was going to be released from a US military prison on May 17.

Manning, 29, was released from the US Disciplinary Barracks at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, at about 2am, according to a brief statement released by the US Army.

Beginning in February, WikiLeaks publicized the documents Manning sent, causing an uproar and giving the outlet the notoriety to push more classified information into the public eye.

Manning remains on active duty status pending the conclusion of her appeals.

In 2013, Manning was found guilty of leaking classified information to WikiLeaks and sentenced to 35 years in prison.

"After another anxious four months of waiting, the day has finally arrived", Manning said in a statement provided by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). This transition is certain to speed up outside a prison environment Manning said denied her "right to exist". Manning was convicted of 20 counts, including six Espionage Act violations, theft and computer fraud - and some don't appear to agree with her actions.

A documentary is being created about Pvt.

WikiLeaks isn't the only platform raising money for Manning.

President Donald Trump reacted angrily to the decision in his early days in office, calling Manning an "ungrateful traitor".

Citizenfour director Laura Poitras will serve as executive producer on XY Chelsea, which will unveil footage to perspective buyers at Cannes.

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Obama also noted that, unlike Edward Snowden, Manning had faced trial and expressed contrition for what she had done.

Pulse Films announced Wednesday at the Cannes Film Festival in France that Manning would be the focus of a documentary titled "XY Chelsea" and has granted filmmakers "unprecedented access". Hawkins has followed her legal team since 2014.

In the wake of the leak, an Ethiopian journalist was forced to leave his country and the US government relocated several potentially compromised sources.

Army spokeswoman Cynthia Smith says The transgender soldier was released from Fort Leavenworth on Wednesday.

Greenwald explains that after top US officials condemned, denounced and deemed Manning as a traitor, living in this country will be an uphill battle for the 29-year-old soldier. Strangio wrote that many have complained Chelsea is not depicted with longer hair, but the photos were chosen to "capture the reality of her prison life".

The documents she leaked included more than 250,000 diplomatic cables, in addition to hundreds of thousands of other confidential documents.

Speaking to the BBC, Manning's friend, the journalist Glenn Greenwald - who was involved in the publication of leaks from Edward Snowden - said she faced a hard life outside prison. Central Time. The BBC also cites an unnamed Army representative in reporting she has left the facility.

"Manning said she shared information that she believed wouldn't harm the U.S. But critics said documents posted on the Internet by WikiLeaks identified informants who had helped the military, potentially putting their lives at risk", the Times reports.

The former military intelligence analyst, then known as Private First Class Bradley Manning, was convicted of providing more than 700,000 documents, videos, diplomatic cables and battlefield accounts to WikiLeaks, an global organisation that publishes such information from anonymous sources.

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