Obama commutes sentence of WikiLeaks source Chelsea Manning

Under the terms of the commutation announced by the White House on Tuesday, Manning is set to be released in five months on May 17. (Reuters)

United States President Obama has largely commuted the remaining prison sentence of Chelsea Manning, the army intelligence analyst convicted of an enormous 2010 leak that revealed American military and diplomatic activities across the world, the New York Times reported on Tuesday.

Under the terms of the commutation announced by the White House on Tuesday, Manning is set to be released in five months on May 17.

Manning, a former intelligence analyst in Iraq, was sentenced in 2013 to 35 years in prison after a military court conviction of providing more than 700,000 documents, videos, battlefield accounts to the anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks. The case ranked as the biggest breach of classified materials in US history.
 

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