Chelsea Manning exposed war crimes committed by the US in Iraq, when she supplied Wikileaks with documents that the US administration would have wanted to keep away from its citizens and the world.
She is a hero. For this, she has been convicted to 35 years in prison in the US. This is an outrage.
I call on President Obama to immediately grant Chelsea Manning a full pardon. She should be given a medal of honor, not be punished for doing what was the moral and right thing to do.
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