Chelsea Manning

Chelsea Manning (born 17-Dec-1987 as Bradley Manning) is an American activist and whistleblower. She is a former US Army soldier, convicted by court-martial in July 2013 of violations of the Espionage Act and other offenses, after disclosing to Julian Assange at WikiLeaks nearly 750,000 classified or sensitive military and diplomatic documents. Material included videos of 2007, Baghdad airstrike and 2009 Granai airstrike in Afghanistan; 251,287 U.S. diplomatic cables; and 482,832 Army reports a.k.a. “Iraq War Logs” and “Afghan War Diary”.

Manning suffered torture and solitary confinement by the US government between 2010 and 2017, plus a year extra imprisoned for refusing to testify against Julian Assange in 2019-2020. Barack Obama commuted her sentence in 2017 to time served.