Pvt. Chelsea Manning has been released from a military prison in Fort Leavenworth, Kan., after serving seven years of a 35-year sentence. Manning, who identified as Bradley Manning before transitioning into a woman in 2013, was convicted on espionage charges after sharing U.S. national security secrets with Julian Assange's WikiLeaks. President Obama, however, decided to commute Manning's sentence before he left office.
The Army has confirmed Manning's release Wednesday.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) - US Army confirms Pvt. Chelsea Manning has been freed from military prison after serving seven years.— Zeke Miller (@ZekeJMiller) May 17, 2017
Manning is expected to move to Maryland and receive plenty of benefits.