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‘A mistake:’ Harvard rescinds Chelsea Manning’s visiting fellow invitation following backlash

‘A mistake:’ Harvard rescinds Chelsea Manning’s visiting fellow invitation following backlash

Harvard University has withdrawn a visiting fellowship title offered to Chelsea Manning after CIA director Mike Pompeo called the invitation to the intelligence expert a “shameful stamp of approval” and cancelled a talk at the university in protest.

In 2013, Manning was sentenced to 35 years of imprisonment, the harshest sentence in US history for an official leak, for giving WikiLeaks nearly 750,000 classified and unclassified military documents and diplomatic cables. The soldier was released in May from a US military prison in Kansas after her sentence was commuted by Barack Obama in his final days in office.

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