Chelsea Manning to be released from prison

One of President Obama’s final acts before leaving the White House was to successfully release convicted whistleblower Chelsea Manning.

Manning was sentenced to a 35 year prison sentence, after leaking over 700,000 documents, videos, diplomatic cables and battlefield accounts to WikiLeaks. The act was one of the biggest US security leaks in history.

The crime was committed when she was known as US Army Private First Class Bradley Manning, she has since undergone sex reassignment surgery whilst in prison, the first of its kind in history.

Listen here to learn more about Chelsea Manning and her story:

U.S. Army handout photo shows Chelsea Manning

Chelsea Manning is pictured in 2010. Image courtesy of U.S. Army/Handout via REUTERS

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