Friday 22 September 2017

Chelsea Manning posts photo, saying: 'Okay, so here I am everyone!!'

Chelsea Manning was released from prison on Wednesday (US Army via AP)
Chelsea Manning was released from prison on Wednesday (US Army via AP)

US army private Chelsea Manning has revealed her new look as a woman after being freed from a Kansas military prison and a 35-year sentence for leaking classified materials.

The transgender soldier formerly known as Bradley Manning took to Twitter and Instagram on Thursday, posting a portrait photograph of her with short-cropped hair, bright red lipstick and a dark outfit with a plunging neckline.

The 29-year-old, from Oklahoma, included the caption: "Okay, so here I am everyone!!"

Manning was released early on Wednesday from confinement at Fort Leavenworth in Kansas, having served seven years behind bars for giving classified materials to anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks.

Manning and her lawyers have refused to divulge her post-prison whereabouts or immediate plans.

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