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Obama Commutes Chelsea Manning's Sentence

Chelsea Elizabeth Manning, the army intelligence analyst convicted of a 2010 intelligence leak, has had her remaining prison sentence commuted by President Obama. Under the terms of Obama's commutation, Manning is set to be released in five months, on May 17th, rather than in 2045.
●    By threatening solitary confinement as a punishment for attempted suicide, United States Armed Forces could violate whistleblower's Eighth Amendment rights
●    Manning, who came out as trans in 2013, was originally sentenced to 35 years in prison for violating the Espionage Act, when, as a private first class in the military, she leaked more than 100,000 classified government documents to WikiLeaks.
●    Manning was transferred to Fort Leavenworth in 2011, and during the seven years she was incarcerated, she tried to kill herself twice. 
●    The news of the commutation comes several days after Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, tweeted that he would agree to extradition if Obama granted clemency to Manning. 
●    The Daily Mail also reported that fugitive whistleblower Edward Snowden also appealed to Obama on Manning's behalf.