Chelsea Manning is finally released from jail after seven years inside


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She remained housed at Fort Leavenworth, an all-male Army prison, despite her request to transfer to a civilian women's prison.

The money will pay for Manning's living expenses for her first year out of prison.

As one of his final acts in office, President Barack Obama commuted Manning's sentence in January, giving her an early release date.

Manning's leak also led to "Cablegate", in which 251,287 diplomatic cables set by the U.S. State Department were published.

"For the first time, I can see a future for myself as Chelsea", Manning said in a recent statement.

"After another anxious four months of waiting, the day has finally arrived", Manning said in a statement provided by the American Civil Liberties Union. "She wouldn't be charged again for the same offenses, but if she committed a new crime, the military would still have jurisdiction over her".

After the 2013 sentencing, the ex-intelligence agent changed her name to Chelsea Manning and identified as transgender.

A documentary is being created about Pvt.

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From graphic videos of USA military assaults in Iraq and Afghanistan, to candid comments by heads of state, secrets leaked by transgender army private Chelsea Manning caused Washington major embarrassment and upset relations with its allies.

On Wednesday, Chelsea Manning was released from a military prison in Leavenworth, Kansas, ending a seven-year stint behind bars.

Citizenfour director Laura Poitras will serve as executive producer on XY Chelsea, which will unveil footage to perspective buyers at Cannes.

The government paid for hormone treatment while he was in prison, and he's eligible for sex reassignment surgery to be paid for unless the appeal for his conviction is denied.

September 1, 2010: Manning's civilian attorney, David E. Coombs, says his client under psychiatric care and undergoing tests amid concern that Manning is suicidal. Hawkins has followed her legal team since 2014. "I am merely asking for a first chance to live my life outside the the person I was born to be".

Chelsea Manning, the transgender army private jailed for one of the largest leaks of classified documents in U.S. history, was released from a military prison on Wednesday after seven years behind bars. She pleaded guilty for leaking the information but was acquitted of the charge of "aiding the enemy". Central Time. The BBC also cites an unnamed Army representative in reporting she has left the facility. The Associated Press has not confirmed these reports.

The former member of the United States military was given a 35-year sentence in 2013 before former president Barack Obama granted her clemency during his final days in office.

The former military intelligence analyst, then known as Private First Class Bradley Manning, was convicted of providing more than 700,000 documents, videos, diplomatic cables and battlefield accounts to WikiLeaks, an worldwide organisation that publishes such information from anonymous sources. The Oklahoma native had previously tweeted that she planned to move to Maryland, where she has an aunt, but her attorneys have cited security concerns in refusing to make public specifics about her release or where she was headed.