In August 2013, Chelsea (then Bradley) Manning was sentenced to 35 years in prison. During her three years in military custody awaiting trial, Manning – as attested by the UN Special Rapporteur – was subjected to torture. Manning’s aunt once said of her that she needed a miracle to get out of prison. That ‘miracle’ happened when US President Barack Obama commuted Manning’s sentence. And on 17 May 2017, Manning walked free. But the world owes her a huge debt for the crimes she helped expose.
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Note: featured photo posted 18 May 2017 by @xychelsea