News Alert: Chelsea Manning released from prison

Chelsea Manning, the former Army intelligence analyst behind one of the largest classified information leaks in US history, was released from military prison early Wednesday morning, an Army spokeswoman said. She was convicted in 2013 of stealing 750,000 pages of documents and videos before leaking them to WikiLeaks. Manning — known then as Bradley Manning — was sentenced to 35 years in prison on 20 counts, including violations of the Espionage Act. After sentencing, the ex-intelligence agent changed her name to Chelsea Manning and said she identified as a woman. During one of his final acts in office, President Barack Obama commuted Manning’s sentence in January, thereby giving her an early release date.

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