The Welsh-Irish family of military whistleblower Chelsea Manning has issued the following statement prior to Chelsea’s release from Fort Leavenworth due to take place on 17 May after seven years imprisonment.
Chelsea has endured seven years loss of liberty for her whistleblowing actions while those whose wrongdoing she exposed have gone unpunished. The shocking and abusive ill-treatment Chelsea was subjected to in Kuwait and Quantico before the trial should never have happened and the 35 year sentence handed down by the military court was a travesty of justice. We are naturally very relieved that this ordeal will soon be over for Chelsea and that she will be able to take up her place in society again. Whatever she decides to do, we are sure she will make a significant and positive contribution.
Chelsea’s mother Susan Manning said:
“I am so proud of Chelsea and delighted she will finally…
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