Manning files for presidential pardon
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Lawyers for Chelsea Manning filed a request for a pardon from President Barack Obama on Tuesday following the soldier’s 35-year jail sentence for the biggest intelligence leak in US history. The lawyer had indicated his intention to seek a pardon on August 21, when a military judge sentenced Manning to 35 years behind bars for her massive disclosure of intelligence including some 700,000 classified diplomatic and military documents. Manning, formerly a US Army intelligence analyst, was prosecuted as a man, Bradley Manning, but the day after being sentenced asked to be recognized as a woman.
The rights group noted that Manning’s sentence “contrasts with the leniency given those responsible for torture and other types of grave human rights violations” revealed by the soldier’s disclosures.... Read the full, comprehensive news article and discuss at My BroadbandSimilar Stories
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