Chelsea Manning

Obama frees Wikileaks source Chelsea Manning

The 29-year-old transgender US Army private, born Bradley Manning, will be freed on 17 May instead of her scheduled 2045 release, the BBC reports. She was sentenced to 35 years in 2013 for her role in leaking diplomatic cables to the anti-secrecy

US President Obama considering pardon for Chelsea Manning

President Obama has put Chelsea Manning, the former Army intelligence analyst serving a 35-year sentence for leaking classified material, on his short list for a possible commutation, a Justice Department source told NBC News. A decision could come as soon as Wednesday