Breaking: Chelsea Manning to Be Freed in May

by | Jan 17, 2017


Charlie Savage reports at the New York Times that whistleblower Chelsea Manning is among the 209 people to whom President Barack Obama on Tuesday granted commutations that shorten their prison sentences. Obama also on Tuesday granted pardons to 64 people. Savage writes that Manning is scheduled to be freed on May 17.

In 2013, Manning was sentenced to 35 years in prison, after a military court trial centered on Manning’s leaking of United States government information to WikiLeaks.

Last week, former US House of Representatives members and presidential candidates Ron Paul and Dennis Kucinich sent a letter to Obama presenting their arguments for commuting Manning’s sentence. Paul and Kucinich, who is a Ron Paul Institute Advisory Board member, are among the many people to request that Obama, in his final days as president, grant a commutation to Manning.


  • Adam Dick

    Adam worked from 2003 through 2013 as a legislative aide for Rep. Ron Paul. Previously, he was a member of the Wisconsin State Board of Elections, a co-manager of Ed Thompson's 2002 Wisconsin governor campaign, and a lawyer in New York and Connecticut.

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