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Newly-freed Chelsea Manning says putting past behind her

FORT LEAVENWORTH: Chelsea Manning, the transgender army private who jailed for giving US secrets to WikiLeaks, said on Wednesday she was looking to put the past behind her as she walked free from a maximum-security prison in Kansas.

“After another anxious four months of waiting, the day has finally arrived. I am looking forward to so much!” Manning, whose sentence was commuted by former president Barack Obama, said in a statement via her legal team.

WikiLeaks source Chelsea Manning released from prison

“Whatever is ahead of me, is far more important than the past,” said the 29-year-old, who served seven of a 35-year sentence over one of the largest leaks of classified documents in US history.

“I’m figuring things out right now – which is exciting, awkward, fun, and all new for me,” she added.

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