American political prisoner Chelsea Manning released

Source: NBC News

“Army whistleblower Chelsea Manning walked out of a military prison early Wednesday after seven years behind bars. Manning’s 35-year sentence for leaking an enormous trove of military intelligence records was commuted by President Barack Obama in January. At the time, the White House said Manning had accepted responsibility, expressed remorse and served time. A U.S Army official confirmed to NBC News that she was released from Fort Leavenworth military prison at around 3 a.m. ET.” [hat tip — David Klaus] (05/17/17)