Chelsea Manning: 'Here I Am Everyone'

Manning shares 1st photo since prison
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted May 18, 2017 3:43 PM CDT
Chelsea Manning shares the first photo of herself since she was sent to prison seven years ago for passing classified information to WikiLeaks.   (Instagram)

(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 the photo on Instagram. According to NBC News, it's the only public photo of Manning—who was born Bradley Manning—presenting as a woman besides a low-quality selfie taken immediately before she started her prison term. The ACLU says the photo was taken by a filmmaker working on a documentary about Manning. (Read more Chelsea Manning stories.)

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