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Chelsea Manning freed from prison

Chelsea Manning left Ft. Leavenworth prison today at 2 a.m. Central Time. She had served seven years of an extreme 35-year sentence for whistleblowing, a sentence President Obama commuted just before leaving office. In prison, the Army private, formerly known as Bradley Manning,…

President Obama reduces Chelsea Manning’s prison sentence

The White House announced Tuesday that President Obama has commuted whistleblower Chelsea Manning’s 35-year prison sentence, allowing her to be released from Fort Leavenworth on May 17, 2017.  Manning’s sentence, wrote the New York Times, was “the longest ever handed down in…

Bradley Manning receives 35-year prison sentence, dishonorable discharge

This morning, at Fort Meade, Maryland, a military court sentenced Army Private Bradley Manning for releasing classified documents to the website Wikileaks. The 25-year-old soldier said he disclosed the information to blow the whistle on US government abuses that included the brutal killing of…

Manning to hear sentence on Wednesday

Today, Army Col. Denise Lind postponed announcing the sentence for Pfc. Bradley Manning’s until Wednesday, at 10 a.m. (WJLA) The charges against Manning carry penalties that could imprison him for as much as 90 years. Government prosecutors have asked the…

Judge expected to sentence Bradley Manning on Tuesday

The sentencing phase of the Bradley Manning case continued last week, with the court issuing a “special findings” report. The Defense has requested the Court to issue special findings regarding the offenses for which the Court found PFC Manning guilty.…

Verdict in Bradley Manning trial to be announced Tuesday

The verdict in the trial of Army whistleblower Bradley Manning will be issued Tuesday at Fort Meade, Maryland, at 1 pm ET.  At Manning’s request, the decision rests with Judge Denise Lind, a U.S. Army Colonel. The trial concluded Friday…