Bradley ‘Chelsea’ Manning, the former Army intelligence analyst who leaked classified material is on the shortlist for commutation before Obama leaves office.
Manning is serving a 35-year jail sentence. A decision could come soon:
A decision could come as soon as Wednesday for Manning, who has tried to commit suicide twice this year and went on a hunger strike in a bid for gender reassignment surgery.
“I have more hope right now than I have the entire time since she was sentenced,” Manning’s aunt, Deborah Manning, told NBC News.
“I do think it’s the last hope for a while.”
Ed Snowden tweeted his support for the potential commutation:
Mr. President, if you grant only one act of clemency as you exit the White House, please: free Chelsea Manning. You alone can save her life.
— Edward Snowden (@Snowden) January 11, 2017