Obama commuted the sentence of Chelsea manning

Chelsea Manning

US President Barack Obama three days before his retirement from office has mitigated the sentence to the WikiLeaks informant Chelsea manning, sentenced to 35 years in prison for passing classified information. About it reports Reuters.

Manning it will be released on may 17 of this year.

In addition to manning, Obama reduced the sentence of 208 prisoners and pardoned 64 people.

The informant of WikiLeaks, U.S. army private Bradley manning, later had a sex change, was arrested in may 2010. He was accused of transfer of about 700 thousand classified documents relating to US military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. The most famous leak was a 39-minute video showing the killing of American military Iraqi civilians.

In August 2013, manning was sentenced to 35 years in prison. Later in prison he made a judicial decision that is legally a woman named Chelsea.

During the time spent in custody, according to lawyers manning, convicted made two attempts of suicide.

Earlier, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said he was ready for extradition to the US, if manning will be pardoned.