• search
For Quick Alerts
ALLOW NOTIFICATIONS  
For Daily Alerts

WikiLeaks says Obama clemency may have saved Manning's life

By PTI
|

London, Jan 18: WikiLeaks says President Barack Obama may have saved Chelsea Manning's life by granting the former Army intelligence analyst clemency, but adds that the decision doesn't make up for the harm she has suffered.

Barack Obama

The statement came after Obama announced yesterday that Manning would be released May 17, cutting her sentence by almost 30 years. In a tweet soon after the announcement, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange thanked "everyone who campaigned for Chelsea Manning's clemency.

[Also read: Fun time: Barack Obama to enjoy vacation with family in Palm Springs]

Your courage & determination made the impossible possible." Assange didn't mention his earlier pledge that he would agree to US extradition if Obama granted clemency to Manning. But, Melinda Taylor, who serves on Assange's legal team, said he would not be going back on his word. She says: "Everything that he has said he's standing by."

PTI

For Daily Alerts
Get Instant News Updates
Enable
x
Notification Settings X
Time Settings
Done
Clear Notification X
Do you want to clear all the notifications from your inbox?
Settings X
X
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. This includes cookies from third party social media websites and ad networks. Such third party cookies may track your use on Oneindia sites for better rendering. Our partners use cookies to ensure we show you advertising that is relevant to you. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on Oneindia website. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. Learn more