Great news! She should, as well as Snowden, be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize that she deserves, much more than the war criminal Obama. That would be a way for the Nobel committee to clean their shame.
US soldier Chelsea Manning is celebrating her freedom after being released from military prison.
Manning took to Twitter after her release, photographing her “first steps of freedom” in civilian clothes.
In a brief statement, she said she was focused on the future, which “is far more important than the past”.
She served seven years of a 35-year sentence for leaking hundreds of thousands of diplomatic cables and military files to Wikileaks.
Most of her sentence was commuted by then-US President Barack Obama in January.
In a statement issued through the American Civil Liberties Union, which provided her with legal support, Manning said: “After another anxious four months of waiting, the day has finally arrived. I am looking forward to so much!”
She added: “Whatever is ahead of me is far more important than the past. I’m figuring things out right now – which is exciting, awkward, fun, and all new for me.”
A US Army spokesperson confirmed that she left Fort Leavenworth military prison in Kansas in the early morning.
35 years ago…
RAEL’S COMMENT: 35 years ago…