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Chelsea Manning Speaks Out, Accuses U.S. Of Manipulating Media Coverage Published: June 16, 2014

Chelsea Manning broke her silence on Sunday for the first time since being sentenced to 35 years in prison for leaking classified documents to WikiLeaks, according to The Huffington Post.

The former military intelligence analyst was convicted in August 2013 after giving the anti-secrecy website hundreds of thousands of classified U.S. military and diplomatic videos, accounts and documents. Until now, she has stayed relatively quiet about her situation.

In an opinion piece in the New York Times on Sunday, Manning went after the U.S. military and media for hiding information from the American people. Manning, formerly known as Bradley, accused the military of manipulating media coverage surrounding the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan and attacked the limitations placed on journalists' ability to cover wars.

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