WASHINGTON (AP) – The Army says that when transgender soldier Chelsea Manning is released from military prison on Wednesday she will remain on active duty in a special status, pending her final appellate review.READ MORE: North Texas Man Confesses To Creating Child Porn With 10 Girls For More Than 6 Years, Dallas Police Say
An Army spokeswoman, Lt. Col. Jennifer Johnson, said Manning will be released in accordance with former President Barack Obama’s decision to grant her clemency.READ MORE: Plano Police Investigating Double Murder Of Suspect's Sister And Her Boyfriend
Manning was convicted in 2013 of leaking secret military and State Department documents and battlefield video. She served nearly seven years of her 35-year sentence at the military prison in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. She was known as Bradley Manning before transitioning in prison. She is appealing her court-martial conviction.
Johnson said Manning will be on unpaid active duty in “excess leave” status, which makes her eligible for medical care at Army treatment facilities.MORE NEWS: Flights Canceled, Tens Of Thousands Without Power As High Winds Howl Across North Texas
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