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1/18/2017
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Chelsea Manning Sentence Commuted

The former Army analyst who stole classified military files and handed them to WikiLeaks has served seven years out of a 35-year jail term.

[UPDATED/CORRECTED 3:40pmET to change the term "pardoned" to "commuted."]

President Barack Obama has commuted the prison sentence of former Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning, who stole 700,000 classified military documents and passed them to WikiLeaks.

The reprieve comes seven years into Manning's 35-year prison term and after two suicide attempts and a hunger strike, according to NBC News.

The move has received mixed reactions: While Evan Greer of Fight for the Future applauded it and Manning’s lawyer said "justice was finally done today," House Speaker Paul Ryan called it "outrageous," saying it has set "a dangerous precedent that those who compromise our national security won't be held accountable for their crimes."

Interestingly, Julian Assange of WikiLeaks had requested a break for Manning and offered to be extradited to the US in exchange.

Manning had reapplied for clemency in November following its rejection three years ago. In addition to hers, President Obama granted 208 other commutations and 64 pardons.

Read full story on NBC News.  

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1/18/2017 | 1:12:30 PM
Not Pardoned
Just to be clear she was was not pardoned.  her sentance was reduced.  She is still guilty, still has a conviction, etc.  She will just be out of jail.  Not saying I agree or diagree one way or the other but the story is not correct.
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