'Chelsea Manning exposed US abuses in Iraq, Afghanistan'

Former US Army soldier Chelsea Manning helped expose America’s abuses in Iraq, Afghanistan and Guantanamo Bay, an American anti-war activist and political analyst says.

Medea Benjamin, a co-founder of the American peace movement CODEPINK, which opposes US military actions, made the remarks in a phone interview with Press TV on Wednesday while commenting on the release of Manning, the American whistleblower who served seven years in prison for leaking hundreds of thousands of classified documents to WikiLeaks.

The 29-year-old transgender has been imprisoned since 2010 and was sentenced in 2013 to 35 years in prison for espionage, by far the longest punishment ever imposed in the United States for a leak conviction.

But former US President Barack Obama just days before leaving office commuted her prison sentence, reducing it from 35 years to seven years.

“The information that was revealed by Chelsea Manning has taught us a lot of things about US policy,…

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