Manning seeks US presidential pardon

2013-09-04 19:04
Chelsea Manning. (US Army, File/AP)

Chelsea Manning. (US Army, File/AP)

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Maryland - US soldier Chelsea Manning is seeking a presidential pardon for leaking classified information that her lawyer says did not merit protection.

The Private Manning Support Network released documents on Wednesday that attorney David Coombs filed a day earlier with the US Justice Department and the Department of the Army.

Manning, previously known as Bradley Manning, has declared her desire to live as a woman while serving a 35-year prison sentence.

In her petition for pardon and commutation of sentence, Manning writes: "The decisions I made in 2010 were made out of a concern for my country and the world that we live in."

Manning says she regrets if her actions caused harm.

The leaked material was given to the anti-secrecy site WikiLeaks.

Read more on:    wikileaks  |  chelsea manning  |  us

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