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PostSubject: Obama commutes Chelsea Manning sentence   Wed Jan 18, 2017 9:00 am

The 29-year-old transgender US Army private, born Bradley Manning, will be freed on 17 May instead of her scheduled 2045 release.
She was sentenced to 35 years in 2013 for her role in leaking diplomatic cables to the anti-secrecy group

A very brave, but very wise decision in my opinion.
This  tormented soul was convicted because of her
misguided loyalty to her country.

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PostSubject: Re: Obama commutes Chelsea Manning sentence   Wed Jan 18, 2017 9:32 am

Does this indicate potential activity on the Assange front, I wonder?
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PostSubject: Re: Obama commutes Chelsea Manning sentence   Wed Jan 18, 2017 9:42 am

Assange said if they pardoned her - he would be willing to be deported to the USA to face charges there.

We will see.

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PostSubject: Re: Obama commutes Chelsea Manning sentence   Wed Jan 18, 2017 10:49 am

This is not a pardon...far from it, it is a commutation of sentence... in other words an early release.
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PostSubject: Re: Obama commutes Chelsea Manning sentence   Sun Jan 22, 2017 8:19 pm

well done Obama!
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PostSubject: Re: Obama commutes Chelsea Manning sentence   Mon Jan 23, 2017 3:05 am

malcolm wrote:

A very brave, but very wise decision in my opinion.
This  tormented soul was convicted because of her
misguided loyalty to her country.
Not quite sure it was 'misguided', Malcolm.
She and Assange revealed all manner of evil hidden by government and government agencies.
A victory for transparency and accountability.  sweep

In my ever-humble opinion, of course.
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PostSubject: Re: Obama commutes Chelsea Manning sentence   Mon Jan 23, 2017 8:01 am

agreed!
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PostSubject: Re: Obama commutes Chelsea Manning sentence   Mon Jan 23, 2017 11:45 am

malcolm wrote:
This is not a pardon...far from it, it is a commutation of sentence... in other words an early release.


I was quoting what I believe Assange said.  I bet he is relieved he didn't say commutation of sentence

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PostSubject: Re: Obama commutes Chelsea Manning sentence   Mon Jan 23, 2017 1:47 pm

I am confused by all this commuting. What are they going to commute on? A bus or a train?
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PostSubject: Re: Obama commutes Chelsea Manning sentence   Thu Jan 26, 2017 12:53 am

NO a sentence!
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