Chelsea Manning will be leaving the United States Disciplinary Barracks, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, on Wednesday 17 May 2017 – free to embark on a new chapter in her young life. Almost exactly 7 years of incarceration for the whistleblower and rights activist will come to an end after commutation of her sentence by the out-going president, Barack Obama, confirmed 17 January 2017.
This amazing news is a dramatic turnaround for Chelsea and her family, after the years of exceptionally unjust and harsh treatment that has marked her time in detention, and for all those who have campaigned for and supported Chelsea over the past 7 years.
Chelsea’s Welsh-Irish family issued the following statement in response to the announcement from Washington:
We are all overjoyed that Chelsea will soon be free.
Chelsea exposed wrongdoing and was punished for being a whistleblower. We regret that it has taken so long for President…
View original post 652 more words