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Assange reverse-ferrets on promise to fly to US post-Manning clemency - The Register;

Assange reverse-ferrets on promise to fly to US post-Manning clemency - The Register

The RegisterAssange reverse-ferrets on promise to fly to US post-Manning clemencyThe RegisterIf US investigators were hoping WikiLeaks boss Julian Assange would be deliver himself into their hands, then they are due for a disappointment. Last Thursday, WikiLeaks tweeted that the longest-staying guest in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London would ...and more »

Chelsea Manning Commutation Doesn't Erase Obama's Awful Whistleblower Legacy - Human Rights Watch;

Chelsea Manning Commutation Doesn't Erase Obama's Awful Whistleblower Legacy - Human Rights Watch

Human Rights WatchChelsea Manning Commutation Doesn't Erase Obama's Awful Whistleblower LegacyHuman Rights WatchFormer U.S. National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden appears live via video during a student organized world affairs conference at the Upper Canada College private high school in Toronto, February 2, 2015. © 2015 Reuters. President Obama ...and more »

Chelsea Manning: A Potent Symbol for Transgender Americans - NBCNews.com;

Chelsea Manning: A Potent Symbol for Transgender Americans - NBCNews.com

NBCNews.comChelsea Manning: A Potent Symbol for Transgender AmericansNBCNews.comPeople hold signs calling for the release of Chelsea Manning while marching in a gay pride parade in San Francisco, California on June 28, 2015. Elijah Nouvelage / Reuters. For most Americans, Chelsea Manning has been a hero or villain based on how ...and more »

Julian Assange confirms he is willing to travel to US after Manning decision - The Guardian;

Julian Assange confirms he is willing to travel to US after Manning decision - The Guardian

The GuardianJulian Assange confirms he is willing to travel to US after Manning decisionThe GuardianWikiLeaks founder Julian Assange at the Ecuadorian embassy in London. Photograph: Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty Images. Julian Assange. Julian Assange confirms he is willing to travel to US after Manning decision. WikiLeaks founder says Obama's decision to ...and more »

Chelsea Manning thanks Barack Obama for 'giving me a chance' - The Guardian;

Chelsea Manning thanks Barack Obama for 'giving me a chance' - The Guardian

The GuardianChelsea Manning thanks Barack Obama for 'giving me a chance'The GuardianBarack Obama gives his final press conference in Washington on Wednesday. Photograph: Zuma Wire/Rex/Shutterstock. Chelsea Manning. Chelsea Manning thanks Barack Obama for 'giving me a chance'. Manning, a whistleblower and former military ...and more »

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

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

ThinkProgressThe importance of commuting Chelsea Manning's sentence on the eve of the Trump eraThinkProgressPresident 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 ...and more »

Chelsea Manning thanks Obama for prison release - BBC News;

Chelsea Manning thanks Obama for prison release - BBC News

BBC NewsChelsea Manning thanks Obama for prison releaseBBC NewsThe 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 ...and more »

Commuting Chelsea Manning's sentence is not enough - Aljazeera.com;

Commuting Chelsea Manning's sentence is not enough - Aljazeera.com

Aljazeera.comCommuting Chelsea Manning's sentence is not enoughAljazeera.comIn early July 2016, Chelsea Manning was found to be unresponsive in her cell at the prison barracks of Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, where she was serving a 35-year prison sentence for leaking secret military archives and diplomatic documents to WikiLeaks.and more »

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

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

BBC NewsViewpoint: Obama got balance right on Chelsea Manning sentenceBBC NewsWhatever 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 ...and more »

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

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

Wired.co.ukJulian Assange will not be handing himself in after allWired.co.ukAssange 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 ...and more »

In Farewell, Obama Sets Red Lines That Would Pull Him Back Into Fray - New York Times;

In Farewell, Obama Sets Red Lines That Would Pull Him Back Into Fray - New York Times

New York TimesIn Farewell, Obama Sets Red Lines That Would Pull Him Back Into FrayNew York TimesPresident Obama addressed a wide range of issues, including Chelsea Manning and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, during his last meeting with the White House press corps. By REUTERS. Photo by Stephen Crowley/The New York Times. Watch in Times ...and more »

In commuting Chelsea Manning, Obama's last acts of mercy a display of 'absolute' power - CBC.ca;

In commuting Chelsea Manning, Obama's last acts of mercy a display of 'absolute' power - CBC.ca

CBC.caIn commuting Chelsea Manning, Obama's last acts of mercy a display of 'absolute' powerCBC.caThey have names like Jason Brown, Kendrick Akins and Hilario Avila. Few will know them by their low-level crimes. Two have made headlines: Chelsea Manning, the former army intelligence analyst turned convicted leaker of state secrets, and James E.and more »

By freeing Chelsea Manning, Obama saved her life. Many other trans prisoners won't be so lucky - Salon;

By freeing Chelsea Manning, Obama saved her life. Many other trans prisoners won't be so lucky - Salon

SalonBy freeing Chelsea Manning, Obama saved her life. Many other trans prisoners won't be so luckySalonFollowing pressure from LGBT advocacy groups, President Barack Obama commuted the sentence of the whistleblower, who has served seven years at the Fort Leavenworth military prison in Kansas, an all-male facility. As groups like the American Civil ...and more »

President Obama Uses Final Press Conference to Defend Press Freedom - New York Magazine;

President Obama Uses Final Press Conference to Defend Press Freedom - New York Magazine

New York MagazinePresident Obama Uses Final Press Conference to Defend Press FreedomNew York MagazineBarack Obama will not leave behind a proud legacy on press freedom. His administration has brought more prosecutions against whistle-blowers and leakers than all its predecessors combined. His Justice Department has spied on reporters and attempted to ...and more »

Clemency for Chelsea Manning – but will Assange or Snowden also find the US merciful? - The Conversation AU;

Clemency for Chelsea Manning – but will Assange or Snowden also find the US merciful? - The Conversation AU

The Conversation AUClemency for Chelsea Manning – but will Assange or Snowden also find the US merciful?The Conversation AUThe timing of Chelsea Manning's commutation further undermines any chance of similar approaches to the situations of Julian Assange or Edward Snowden. Reuters/Pierre Albouy. Clemency for Chelsea Manning – but will Assange or Snowden also find the ...and more »

Obama defends decision to commute Chelsea Manning's sentence: 'Justice has been served' - Chicago Tribune;

Obama defends decision to commute Chelsea Manning's sentence: 'Justice has been served' - Chicago Tribune

Chicago TribuneObama defends decision to commute Chelsea Manning's sentence: 'Justice has been served'Chicago TribuneFrom the moment a military judge handed down a 35-year prison term for Chelsea Manning in 2013, President Barack Obama and some administration officials saw the sentence as excessive. "Nuts," said one person close to Obama. They said Manning, an ...and more »

Manning Sentence Commuted–No Thanks to Corporate Media Opinion - FAIR;

Manning Sentence Commuted–No Thanks to Corporate Media Opinion - FAIR

FAIRManning Sentence Commuted–No Thanks to Corporate Media OpinionFAIRThe only major newspaper editorial we could find on the issue of clemency for Chelsea Manning before her commutation was announced. President Barack Obama shook the media world Tuesday by announcing he is commuting the 35-year prison sentence ...and more »

Watch Video: Obama defends decision to commute Manning's sentence - PBS NewsHour;

Watch Video: Obama defends decision to commute Manning's sentence - PBS NewsHour

PBS NewsHourWatch Video: Obama defends decision to commute Manning's sentencePBS NewsHourWASHINGTON — President Barack Obama firmly defended his decision to cut nearly three decades off convicted leaker Chelsea Manning's prison term Wednesday, arguing in his final White House news conference that the former Army intelligence analyst ...and more »

Chelsea Manning decision: Obama says justice was served - BBC News;

Chelsea Manning decision: Obama says justice was served - BBC News

BBC NewsChelsea Manning decision: Obama says justice was servedBBC NewsPresident Barack Obama has defended his decision to free Wikileaks source Chelsea Manning, 29 years before her scheduled release. He told his final news conference that "justice has been served". Manning was sentenced to 35 years for leaking ...and more »

After clemency for Chelsea Manning, all eyes on WikiLeaks' Julian Assange - CBC.ca;

After clemency for Chelsea Manning, all eyes on WikiLeaks' Julian Assange - CBC.ca

CBC.caAfter clemency for Chelsea Manning, all eyes on WikiLeaks' Julian AssangeCBC.caU.S. President Barack Obama's decision to commute Chelsea Manning's sentence has brought fresh attention to another figure involved in the army leaker's case: Julian Assange. On Twitter last week, Assange's anti-secrecy site WikiLeaks posted: "If Obama ...and more »