Manning to Be Released Early as Obama Commutes Sentence
Leave it to the Times to refer to Manning, a person of the male sex, as "she" throughout, stylistically accepting the mythology of human biological, psychological gender distinct from and sometimes ill assorted with biological sex.
President Obama on Tuesday commuted all but four months of the remaining prison sentence of Chelsea Manning, the Army intelligence analyst convicted of a 2010 leak that revealed American military and diplomatic activities across the world, disrupted Mr. Obama’s administration and brought global prominence to WikiLeaks, the recipient of those disclosures.
The decision by Mr. Obama rescued Ms. Manning, who twice tried to kill herself last year, from an uncertain future as a transgender woman incarcerated at the men’s military prison at Fort Leavenworth, Kan.
She has been jailed for nearly seven years, and her 35-year sentence was by far the longest punishment ever imposed in the United States for a leak conviction.
He was treated with great cruelty from the day he was arrested.