Chelsea Manning will officially be released on May 17, report

Chelsea Manning will be a free woman in May, according to a report.

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President Obama commuted most of her remaining prison sentence Tuesday, according to the New York Times.

Manning, who was serving a 35-year sentence for leaking a trove of documents about the American military to WikiLeaks, will officially be released on May 17.

She made a direct plea for a pardon from Obama recently, begging for her freedom following two suicide attempts in the past year.

“I am not asking for a pardon on my conviction,” she wrote in a November statement. “I understand that the various collateral consequences of the court-martial conviction will stay on my record forever.The sole relief I am asking for is to be released from military prison after serving six years of confinement as a person who did not intend to harm the interests of the United States or harm any service members.”

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Online:

https://www.nytimes.com/