The political establishment in the United States is absolutely irate at President Barack Obama’s decision to commute U.S. Army whistleblower Chelsea Manning’s sentence. There are also an array of journalists and professional security or military analysts, who are incensed as well. What the emerging consensus seems to be is that
A grassroots effort led by committed activists, which was bolstered by human rights campaigners and prominent individuals, pushed President Barack Obama’s administration to free Chelsea Manning. The United States Army whistleblower was sentenced to military prison for 35 years. She was convicted of offenses stemming from her decision to provide
President Barack Obama’s administration has yet to indicate whether it will commute United State Army whistleblower Chelsea Manning’s sentence to time served, but on January 13, it gave the clearest hint yet that a commutation is a distinct possibility. White House Press Secretary Joshua Earnest was asked about Manning and
Chelsea Manning went before a three-member disciplinary board at Fort Leavenworth on September 22 and was punished with 14 days of solitary confinement. The punishment stems from administrative charges the United States Army brought against Manning after she attempted suicide in July. The Army charged her with “resisting the force
Chelsea Manning has released documents, which offer a glimpse into how the United States Army is punishing her for attempting suicide in July.
The United States Army agreed to provide Chelsea Manning access to gender reassignment surgery days after she launched a hunger strike to force the military to provide the medical treatment she needs. If the Army follows through, Manning will likely set a precedent that could be hugely positive for thousands
Chelsea Manning has launched a hunger strike that she says will last until the military and US government stop bullying her and give her the help she needs.
Supporters of US military whistleblower Chelsea Manning and one of her attorneys demanded the Army drop administrative charges brought against her.
Manning is challenging the Army for sentencing her to serve around the same time as a soldier who believed he was selling classified information to a spy.
The appeal extensively argues Manning had received one of the “most unjust” sentences in the “history of the military justice system.”