Manning seeks US presidential pardon in leaks case
HAGERSTOWN, MARYLAND (AP) - US soldier Chelsea Manning is seeking a presidential pardon for leaking classified information that her lawyer says did not merit protection.
The Pvt Manning Support Network released documents on Wednesday that attorney David Coombs filed a day earlier with the US Justice Department and the Department of the Army.
Ms Manning, previously known as Bradley Manning, has declared her desire to live as a woman while serving a 35-year prison sentence.
In her petition for pardon and commutation of sentence, Ms Manning writes: "The decisions I made in 2010 were made out of a concern for my country and the world that we live in." She said she regrets if her actions caused harm.