Chelsea Manning commuted: The soldier sentenced to 35 years in prison after pleading guilty to providing hundreds of thousands of classified documents to WikiLeaks,has had her sentenced reduced
by President Obama.
So who is Chelsea Manning?The transgender was born a man,Bradley Edward Manning,on December 17, 1987).He is a United States Army soldier who was convicted by court-martial in July 2013 of violations of the Espionage Act and other offenses after disclosing to WikiLeaks nearly three-quarters of a million classified or unclassified but sensitive military and diplomatic documents
The soldier who has spent seven years in military prison, will now be released in May of this year.
forms of clemency to individuals convicted of crimes. While the number of pardons granted by Obama has been called "abysmally low," he has issued a historically high number of commutations. The bulk of Obama's commutations were granted to drug offenders who would not have received such lengthy sentences under current law, due to bipartisan sentencing reforms.