The good news has come, through the Guardian Services, that whistleblower Chelsea Manning will be free on 17 May this year.
Three days before the end of his presidency, Barack Obama has commuted the bulk of her 35 year sentence meaning that she will have served seven years on her release
According to the Guardian, "Nancy Hollander, Manning’s lawyer, spoke to the Guardian before she had even had the chance to pass on to the soldier the news of her release. “Oh my God!” was Hollander’s instant response to the news which she had just heard from the White House counsel. “I cannot believe it – in 120 days she will be free and it will all be over. It’s incredible.” "
My heartfelt congratulations to Chelsea, to her mother and family in Wales, and to all who joined in the struggle to have her released.