I didn’t think he’d do it. But Obama just commuted Chelsea Manning’s sentence.
Manning is set to go free on May 17. Here’s another link in case the one in the first paragraph gives you trouble, as it’s momentarily giving me.)
This is a commutation, not a pardon. The sentence is cut short, but Manning remains a convicted criminal with all the loss of rights and other problems and stigmas that entails. But this is what she’d asked for, the best she’d hoped for.
Hm. Now I wonder if Assange will agree to that extradition to the U.S.?