Chelsea Manning, a former U.S. army intelligence analyst who leaked top U.S. confidential information had received a sentence for 35 years imprisonment.
However, President Barack Obama may be considering a commutation for Manning, possibly as one of his goodbye gifts before he leaves the office in just nine days.
This Wednesday can be a day for a final decision to be expected on, as reports have revealed that Manning has had countless attempts at suicide just this year alone, along with going on a hunger strike as Manning had requested for a gender change surgery to be conducted on him.
Deborah Manning, Manning’s aunt stated that she feels far more hopeful now about the possible commutation than she ever did ever since the arrest of her nephew.
Swiping the Government Clean
Manning back in 2010 had been arrested by the authorities after allegedly confiscating over 700,000 top secret documents of the U.S. government including confidential military files and other diplomatic cables, then exposed it all on WikiLeaks.
Those who prosecuted Manning have labelled him as a traitor to the United States, and the lawyers referred to him as a rather inexperienced whistle blower who inflicted far more shame and degradation than good.
Manning apologized in court about his actions and extended his apologies to the entire nation, and confessed to his crimes.
Campaigns have been launched demanding better treatment for Manning, as there had been alleged reports citing torture and other inhumane methods of treatment inflicted on him in prison.
A petition had been sent to President Barack Obama in which they pleaded to him for far more better medical treatment regarding what is called gender dysphoria, a condition that results in severe states of anxiety that is known to occur within transgender individuals.
Deborah stated that she really hopes the president would show some mercy towards Manning’s suffering and struggle regarding the gender identity crisis, his remorse and shame, and the prolonged prison sentence. The prayers might just be answered by this Wednesday.