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Chelsea Manning Calls on Obama to Commute Her Sentence

Chelsea Manning Calls on Obama to Commute Her Sentence
Chelsea Manning Calls on Obama to Commute Her Sentence
Photo: U.S. ArmyChelsea Manning has formally petitioned President Obama to commute her 35-year sentence to the time that she has already served.Manning has been incarcerated for more than six years after it emerged that she had leaked a cache of secret military and diplomatic documents — including a video that proved that the U.S. military killed two Reuters journalists in a helicopter strike — to WikiLeaks while working as an intelligence analyst in Iraq in 2010.Manning's attorneys provided a statement along with her petition that reiterated that she has taken full responsibility for her actions and called on the president to grant her clemency in the final moths of his presidency.
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Chelsea Manning asks Obama to commute sentence to time served: NYT

Chelsea Manning asks Obama to commute sentence to time served: NYT
Chelsea Manning asks Obama to commute sentence to time served: NYT
U.S. soldier Chelsea Manning, who was born male but identifies as a woman, imprisoned for handing over classified files to pro-transparency site WikiLeaks, is pictured dressed as a woman in this 2010 photograph obtained on August 14, 2013.Courtesy U.S. Army/Handout via REUTERSNEW YORK U.S. soldier Chelsea Manning, who is serving 35 years in prison for passing classified files to WikiLeaks, has asked the Obama administration to commute her remaining sentence to the time she has already served, The New York Times reported on Sunday.Manning made the request in a Nov. 10 petition to President Obama, a copy of which the Times obtained from Manning's attorney.She attempted suicide on Oct. 4 at the start of her stay in solitary confinement, where she was sent for also attempting to take her own life in July.
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Chelsea Manning Asks Obama to Cut Sentence to Time Served

Chelsea Manning Asks Obama to Cut Sentence to Time Served
Chelsea Manning Asks Obama to Cut Sentence to Time Served
PhotoChelsea Manning, who confessed to disclosing archives of secret diplomatic and military documents to WikiLeaks in 2010 and has been incarcerated longer than any other convicted leaker in American history, has formally petitioned President Obama to reduce the remainder of her 35-year sentence to the more than six years she has already served.In a statement accompanying her petition, a copy of which her lawyer provided to The New York Times, Ms. Manning again said she took "full and complete responsibility" for her actions, which she called "wrong." She also described her difficult life, including the turmoil she faced at the time of her leaks as she came to grips with gender dysphoria while deployed to Iraq, her treatment in prison, and her multiple suicide attempts."I am not asking for a pardon of my conviction," she wrote.
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