Girl's actions caused her to fall from NY park ride
Nuclear plant forced to apologise for using BIKINI contest to choose intern
Chicago police cite reforms after 3 indicted
Radio Club holds a 24 hour field exercise
Sears Canada store closures expected to have little impact on RioCan
Graham Nash, Michael Stipe among artists contributing to Chelsea Manning benefit album
18 May 2017, 09:26 | Cynthia Sparks
Chelsea Manning Has Been Released From Prison
Director Tim Travers Hawkins announcedXY Chelsea at the France-based film festival Wednesday, just as Manning was being released early from a maximum-security military prison seven years into a 35-year sentence.
Since sending a note to WikiLeaks in January 2010, five months before her arrest, Manning has been consistent about her attempt at "removing the fog of war and revealing the true nature of 21st century asymmetric warfare".
Manning was convicted by court-martial in 2013 of espionage and other offenses for furnishing more than 700,000 documents, videos, diplomatic cables and battlefield accounts to WikiLeaks, an global organization that publishes such information from anonymous sources, while she was an intelligence analyst in Iraq. She looks forward to surviving and living her life in the outside world.
Then in November of 2015, Manning fought once again with the prison system, this time to be able to grow out her hair.
"Regardless, I believed it was imperative to find a creative way to engage with her life and story".
Critics of Manning's decision said that she had released information identifying military informants, potentially putting them at risk.
Manning has becoming a hugely divisive personality in the USA, after she was arrested and jailed in 2010.
While publicly the Obama State Department maintained that Manning had done "significant damage" to the country, privately the opposite was asserted.
Taxpayers have paid for her transgender hormone treatments while she's been locked up.
Manning will be allowed to wear her preferred civilian clothing, including women's attire, while on excess leave, Army spokeswoman Cynthia Smith said. And the seven years that had already been served was seen as enough by the Obama White House. If she loses, she could be dishonorably discharged.
Over the years, Manning, who has a Twitter account run by her supporters, has been vocal about her own imprisonment, gender transition, and current events. As such, she may be entitled to military benefits, including health care.
After a troubled childhood (alcoholic parents, years of bullying), Manning joined the army at Fort Meade and, in 2009, shipped out to Iraq. Her sentence was always considered unusually long, and many thought she was used as a scapegoat as a similar scandal around Edward Snowden and the disclosure of classified information unfolded.
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, a target of criminal investigations in Sweden and the United States, had promised to accept extradition if Manning was freed.
The possibility that Manning could become a new, prominent face in the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender rights movement has sparked concern among some, however.
In a statement last week - her first public comments since Obama intervened - Manning thanked that former president and said that letters of support from veterans and fellow transgender people inspired her "to work toward making life better for others". Had President Obama not done so, Manning's year of release would have remained 2045. Her lawyer claims she had been abused while at Fort Leavenworth.
She remains in the army, as an appeal against her original court martial continues.
Misbah out on 2, in his last innings of Test career
He broke a 43-run opening partnership when Kieran Powell's miscued heave was well caught by Azhar Ali running in off the boundary. After a brief spurt, West Indies reverted to the rate of scoring we've come to expect over the last couple of days.
Apple devices to get new minor updates; Fixes few annoying bugs
It is now available for download from the Mac App Store , and it is expected to show up on the macOS downloads page anytime soon. Resolves an issue, affecting some enterprise and education customers, that may cause the system date to be set to the year 2040.
SEGA Looking To Bring Back Past IPs
It's been 10 years since the original version of Virtua Fighter 5 came out on consoles and a Virtua Fighter 6 has never been made. Moreover, I know a lot of the games that most people want span from 1985-2000, which was when Nintendo and Sega were going at it.
Emma Watson Praises Genderless MTV Awards After 'Beauty' Win
The young actress actually started crying on stage after receiving her award, admitting that it was an emotional moment for her. He says the genderless categories mean women will probably win fewer awards because "there's more male actors".
The Avril Lavigne Death Hoax That Won't Die
The wild fan theory says that label bosses chose to cover up her death and continue to release her songs, using Melissa instead. Then, just before the release of her second album, Lavigne's grandfather passed away, leaving her distraught and heartbroken.