Published: Fri, May 19, 2017
Global Media | By Garry Long

Chelsea Manning shows look as woman after prison release

Chelsea Manning shows look as woman after prison release

I am looking forward to so much!

"I'm figuring things out right now-which is exciting, awkward, fun, and all new for me", she added.

The 29-year-old army whistleblower was released from Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, at around 3 a.m. ET (0700 GMT), an army official told media.

After the 2013 sentencing, the ex-intelligence agent changed the name to Chelsea Manning and became a transgender woman.

In a statement to ABC News, Manning said she appreciated the support she had received from people all over the world.

She was released from the disciplinary barracks at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., on Wednesday.

Manning, of whom few photographs are publicly available, could find refuge at an aunt's home in the Washington region, according to AFP. If you would like to discuss another topic, look for a relevant article.

Shortly after he took office, President Donald Trump called Manning an "ungrateful traitor".

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July 30, 2013: Manning convicted on several espionage charges.

March 2, 2011: The government files 22 new counts against Manning, including the charge of aiding the enemy - a crime that could carry the death penalty. The information she disclosed included low level battlefield reports from Iraq and Afghanistan, evidence of civilian deaths in Iraq and Afghanistan, Guantanamo prison camp detainee profiles and USA diplomatic correspondence. She was released after serving a total of seven years from the date of her arrest in 2010.

"Two more days until the freedom of civilian life", Manning tweeted Monday.

The Army says Manning will remain on unpaid, active-duty status as she continues to appeal her court-martial.

Singer-songwriter Evan Greer organized an online benefit album, entitled "Hugs for Chelsea", which was compiled by a group of prominent musicians to show their support and raise funds to cover Chelsea's living expenses as she transitions out of prison.

It's set for release this Friday (19th May). Her supporters said they feared she would not have been able to survive the long sentence.

Chelsea Manning has published a photo of herself.

Included in those files was video footage of an Apache helicopter killing 12 civilians in Baghdad in 2007, and many sensitive messages between U.S. diplomats. The soldier, who at the time had not expressed her desire to change sex, had sent videos of this incident, as well as hundreds of thousands of other U.S. army records, to the WikiLeaks leak site. The lawsuit claims Manning is at a high risk of self-castration and suicide unless she receives more focused treatment for gender dysphoria, and that she is getting psychotherapy from a mental health specialist who lacks the qualifications to treat gender dysphoria.

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