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Canada Declares Chelsea Manning 'Inadmissible'

She says she plans to appeal decision

(Newser) - Chelsea Manning says Canada has "permanently banned" her—but she's planning to appeal the decision. Manning tweeted a photo Monday of a letter from Canadian authorities describing her as "inadmissible on grounds of serious criminality" because of her conviction under the US Espionage Act, the CBC reports.... More »

Manning Talks Dystopias, Privacy, Being Called a 'Traitor'

Transgender activist spoke in Massachusetts, noting: 'I did the best I could'

(Newser) - Harvard withdrew its fellowship offer to Chelsea Manning last week after CIA Director Mike Pompeo refused to speak there (he called Manning an "American traitor"), but the military whistleblower and transgender activist pushed back on that assessment during a weekend appearance in Massachusetts. The Guardian reports that Manning... More »

Harvard Withdraws Chelsea Manning Offer

University faced backlash from intelligence officials

(Newser) - Harvard University has withdrawn a fellowship invitation to Chelsea Manning after outrage from intelligence officials, including CIA Director Mike Pompeo, who canceled a Thursday speaking engagement and called her an "American traitor." Douglas Elmendorf, dean of Harvard Kennedy School, says Manning is still invited to speak at the... More »

Internet Reacts to Chelsea Manning's Vogue Photo

Annie Leibovitz photographed Manning for the September issue

(Newser) - If you've ever wanted to know the effect that liberation has on a person, Chelsea Manning is glad to show you. ABC News reports that the transgender soldier released from prison earlier this year posted a photo Thursday to her social media accounts that shows her smiling at the... More »

Chelsea Manning: 'Here I Am Everyone'

Manning shares 1st photo since prison

(Newser) - US Army Pvt. Chelsea Manning was released Wednesday from military prison after serving seven years of a 35-year-sentence for sharing classified documents with WikiLeaks. On Thursday, she shared the first photo of herself since she was locked up, People reports. "Okay, so here I am everyone!!" Manning captioned... More »

Chelsea Manning's First Tweet Upon Release

'First steps of freedom!!'

(Newser) - Now that she's a free woman , Chelsea Manning is letting the world know. "First steps of freedom!!" she tweeted Wednesday upon her release from military prison, along with a photo of her feet. Manning also issued a statement picked up by NBC News , which read in part:... More »

Chelsea Manning Is Out of Prison

Soldier served 7 years for leaking US secrets

(Newser) - Chelsea Manning is no longer a federal prisoner. The 29-year-old was released from Fort Leavenworth military prison in Kansas early Wednesday, report NBC News and the BBC . Manning, whose 35-year sentence for leaking classified documents was commuted by former President Obama, is expected to move back to Maryland. "She'... More »

Chelsea Manning's Freedom: 'We Didn't Think It Would Work'

Lawyers recount long-shot struggle ahead of her prison release this week

(Newser) - Chelsea Manning will be released from prison on Wednesday, thanks to former President Obama's decision to commute the bulk of her 35-year sentence for leaking government secrets. If you were surprised by that decision, you're not alone: As a story in Mother Jones explains, her legal team was,... More »

Chelsea Manning Writes Open Letter to Fellow Prisoners

Says they kept her alive and will never be forgotten

(Newser) - In what Jezebel calls "one of the clearest looks we’ve gotten at [Chelsea] Manning’s life inside ... prison," Manning has penned an open letter, published in the Guardian , to the fellow prisoners "who have kept me alive for the past six years." Manning, whose sentence... More »

Trump Slams 'Traitor' Manning, Draws WikiLeaks' Wrath

It's a Twitter battle royale for your Thursday

(Newser) - Among the things in Donald Trump's sights Thursday morning: Chelsea Manning. Manning, whose sentence was commuted by President Obama before he left office, wrote a Guardian column published Thursday in which she argues that Obama did not leave behind many "permanent accomplishments." That column was widely discussed... More »

Assange: On Second Thought, Extradition a No-Go

Assange's lawyer says WikiLeaks founder wanted full clemency for Chelsea Manning

(Newser) - On second thought, Julian Assange won't be traveling to the US after all. Back in September, the WikiLeaks founder had said he would agree to extradition to the US if Chelsea Manning was pardoned, the Hill reports. Well, on Tuesday President Obama commuted the majority of Manning's 35-year... More »

Obama Commutes Most of Chelsea Manning's Sentence

The notorious leaker of Army documents will be freed in May

(Newser) - Former US Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning, who made WikiLeaks a household name in 2010, will be released from prison in May after President Obama commuted her sentence Tuesday, the New York Times reports. Manning leaked classified military documents that revealed, among other things, the Iraqi military abusing detainees and... More »

Inside Manning's Life in Prison

'Being me is a full-time job'

(Newser) - Chelsea Manning is holding out hope that President Obama will commute her 35-year sentence for leaking government secrets in his final days in office. While that decision awaits, the New York Times provides a look at Manning's life inside a men's military prison in Kansas. It begins at... More »

On Obama's Commutation Shortlist: Chelsea Manning

Decision could come as soon as Wednesday: source

(Newser) - Chelsea Manning might just get her wish . The whistleblower, six years into a 35-year sentence in military prison for leaking classified documents, has made President Obama's "shortlist" for commutation, a Justice Department official tells NBC News . The outlet says a decision could come as soon as Wednesday. "... More »

Chelsea Manning Petition Hits White House Threshold

Administration has 60 days to respond

(Newser) - A petition urging President Obama to commute Chelsea Manning's sentence to time served has passed the 100,000-signature threshold that may require an official response from the White House—though Obama is only going to be there for another 38 days. "We did it! Thank you so much... More »

Chelsea Manning Asks Obama for Mercy

WikiLeaks says he should free her before Trump does

(Newser) - Chelsea Manning isn't going to wait and see whether WikiLeaks tries to call in a favor when Donald Trump becomes president. She has asked President Obama to reduce her sentence for leaking classified files from 35 years to the more than six she has already spent behind bars, reports... More »

Lawyer: Chelsea Manning Made 2nd Suicide Attempt

Inmate said she experienced bizarre episode in solitary

(Newser) - Chelsea Manning tried to kill herself on the first day of a term in solitary confinement imposed as punishment for an earlier suicide attempt , her lawyers say. In a statement provided to the New York Times , the transgender soldier says she was placed on suicide watch after the Oct. 4... More »

Chelsea Manning Punished for Suicide Attempt

She was found guilty of 'conduct which threatens'

(Newser) - Chelsea Manning's suicide attempt in July has been deemed "conduct which threatens" and the military is punishing her for it. A lawyer says Manning, who was also found guilty of having banned book Hacker, Hoaxer, Whistleblower, Spy in her cell at Fort Leavenworth military prison, was sentenced to... More »

Assange Offers to Trade Himself for Chelsea Manning

He says he'll surrender if Obama frees her

(Newser) - Julian Assange says he's willing to leave the Ecuadorean Embassy in London for an American prison cell—as long as President Obama frees Chelsea Manning first. "If Obama grants Manning clemency, Assange will agree to US prison in exchange—despite its clear unlawfulness," WikiLeaks tweeted on Thursday,... More »

Chelsea Manning Goes on Hunger Strike

She's protesting lack of treatment for gender dysphora

(Newser) - Two months after an unsuccessful suicide attempt , Chelsea Manning is again pleading for help, reports NBC News , this time in the form of a hunger strike she began at the all-male prison at Fort Leavenworth on Saturday. "I need help. I am not getting any. I have asked for... More »

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