Transgender WikiLeaks Whistleblower Chelsea Manning Running For Senate in Maryland

Опубликовано 13 января 2018, 23:06
Chelsea Manning, the former US Army Intelligence analyst who leaked classified government documents to the radical transparency site WikiLeaks, has filed to run as a democrat for the US Senate in Maryland. The move is a stunning turn for Manning, who just over a year ago was serving a 35-year prison sentence for her unauthorized disclosure of sensitive government documents in 2010. President Barack Obama commuted all but four months of the remainder of Manning's sentence. She was released from prison last May. Manning's sentence for whistleblowing was the longest in US history. She is challenging current Maryland Sen. Ben Cardin for his seat. Cardin, a Democrat, has been serving as senator since 2007 and is running for reelection this year. Manning, who is also a fierce advocate for transgender rights, often speaks out against the lack of privacy rights in the US and what she has described as an American "police state."

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