Army leaker Chelsea Manning released from prison

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Army Pvt. Chelsea Manning can be on social media like any other free civilian.

Manning criticized Jenner back in December 2015, claiming she was "the grinch who stole (& sold out) the trans movement", according to Mic. She was given a 35-year sentence of a possible maximum sentence of 90 years.

The Army said Manning will remain on active duty without pay, but will receive health care and other benefits.

Manning was court-martialed and sentenced in 2013 to 35 years in prison, the longest sentence ever imposed for a leak conviction in us history.

"To ensure the privacy and security of Inmate Manning, no further information concerning the release will be provided", US Army spokesman Dave Foster said in a statement.

Earlier in the day, Manning has been released after seven years in prison.

She also tweeted a photo celebrating her "first steps of freedom".

Manning clearly believes the military could and should have done much more.

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.

Manning's lawyers, Nancy Hollander and Vincent Ward, confirmed she was released safely on Wednesday.

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However, not everyone had positive things to say on Manning's release. But if she's anything like the rest of us, her newly minted Instagram will soon to be home to plenty of selfies, so follow her here.

Manning was convicted by court martial in 2013, including on Espionage Act violations. Missing from the letter was the Human Rights Campaign, although the group applauded Obama when he announced clemency for her. The cables caused an global diplomatic embarrassment for the U.S.

Chelsea Manning, the transgendered former US Army intelligence analyst who was in prison for leaking state secrets, has walked free from the military detention facility at Fort Leavenworth, Kan.

"I feel very comfortable that justice has been served", said President Obama about his partial commutation of Manning's sentence.

United States soldier Chelsea Manning is celebrating her freedom after being released from military prison.

Now 29, Manning said at the time she hoped to encourage debate about America's wars, but the leaked files stretched far beyond the battlefields in Iraq and Afghanistan, with diplomatic cables embarrassing senior officials on almost every continent.

Previously known as Private Bradley Manning, the soldier now identifies as a woman and underwent gender transition while in jail.

Chelsea Manning was safely released today from the USA military prison in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.

Associated Press reporters Robert Burns and Lolita Baldor in Washington, D.C. contributed to this report.

Manning received a 35 year sentence for leaking thousands of classified documents and videos to Wikileaks, but former President Obama commuted 28 years of that sentence before leaving office.

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