Chelsea Manning: 'Here I Am Everyone'

Manning shares 1st photo since prison
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted May 18, 2017 3:43 PM CDT
Chelsea Manning Shares 1st Photo Since Prison
Chelsea Manning shares the first photo of herself since she was sent to prison seven years ago for passing classified information to WikiLeaks.   (Instagram)

US Army Pvt. Chelsea Manning was released Wednesday from military prison after serving seven years of a 35-year-sentence for sharing classified documents with WikiLeaks. On Thursday, she shared the first photo of herself since she was locked up, People reports. "Okay, so here I am everyone!!" Manning captioned the photo on Instagram. According to NBC News, it's the only public photo of Manning—who was born Bradley Manning—presenting as a woman besides a low-quality selfie taken immediately before she started her prison term. The ACLU says the photo was taken by a filmmaker working on a documentary about Manning. (More Chelsea Manning stories.)

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