The importance of commuting Chelsea Manning's sentence on the eve of the Trump era - ThinkProgress

President Barack Obama speaks during a news conference in the briefing room of the White House in Washington. Under mounting pressure to free convicts as a last act, Obama is planning at least one more batch of pardons and commutations before ...

Chelsea Manning thanks Obama for prison release - BBC News

The US army private serving a 35-year prison sentence for leaking classified documents has thanked President Barack Obama for shortening her sentence. Chelsea Manning, whose sentence was commuted by the outgoing president, thanked him "for giving ...

Chelsea Manning Commutation Doesn't Erase Obama's Awful Whistleblower Legacy - TIME

President Obama did a compassionate and good deed in commuting Chelsea Manning's 35-year sentence—the longest by far for leaking U.S. government secrets to anyone, for any reason. Manning has suffered torture, prolonged solitary confinement (as a ...

Viewpoint: Obama got balance right on Chelsea Manning sentence - BBC News

Whatever decision President Barack Obama made regarding Chelsea Manning's petition for clemency, commuting her sentence or leaving it in place, was going to be controversial. The Manning case has always defied clear-cut definitions. Was Manning a ...

Julian Assange will not be handing himself in after all - Wired.co.uk

Assange had promised to extradite himself to the US if Chelsea Manning was granted clemency. Her commutation did not meet the conditions of this offer. By Matt Burgess and Victoria Woollaston. 19 Jan 2017. By Matt Burgess and Victoria Woollaston ...