WikiLeaks source Chelsea Manning released from prison

2017-05-17 14:28
Chelsea Manning, the US soldier serving a 35-year prison sentence. (US Army, AFP)

Chelsea Manning, the US soldier serving a 35-year prison sentence. (US Army, AFP)

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Fort Leavenworth - Chelsea Manning, the transgender army private jailed for one of the largest leaks of classified documents in US history, was released from prison Wednesday, said a US Army spokesperson.

Manning "has been released from the United States Disciplinary Barracks" at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, spokesperson Cynthia Smith said in a brief statement.

Manning was sentenced to 35 years prison for the leak, but was released after seven years thanks to a commutation of her sentence by US President Barack Obama before he left office.

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