Chelsea Manning to be freed May 17!!!

Readers know I don’t just go around using unironic exclamation points willy-nilly. BUT HOLY SHIT YOU GUYS!!!

Obama commutes Chelsea Manning sentence

President Barack Obama has commuted Chelsea Manning’s sentence for leaking documents to Wikileaks in 2010.

The 29-year-old transgender US Army private, born Bradley Manning, will be freed on 17 May instead of her scheduled 2045 release.

She was sentenced to 35 years in 2013 for her role in leaking diplomatic cables to the anti-secrecy group.

The leak was one of the largest breaches of classified material in US history.

The Obama administration has been under pressure to release Ms Manning, who twice attempted suicide last year at the male military prison where she is being held at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.

She also went on a hunger strike last year, which ended after the military agreed to provide her with gender dysphoria treatment.

Gotta run, there’s some weird wet stuff on my face?


  1. StevoR says

    Good news. :-)

    @2. Raucous Indignation : Well. if you mean Hillary Clinton, as I presume, she hasn’t been convicted of anything in the first place (nor should she be!) which makes that pretty hard.

  2. Pierce R. Butler says

    StevoR @ # 4: … she hasn’t been convicted of anything in the first place …

    US Presidents can issue blanket pardons for “any crimes” whether or not charged or even known, as Gerald Ford taught us all in the case of Richard Milhous Nixon.