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Chelsea Manning Meets Off Campus With Harvard Students

by Associated Press

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Chelsea Manning has met off campus with several Harvard University student groups after the school reversed its decision to name her a visiting fellow.

Manning tweeted a picture on Wednesday and said she met with the Trans Task Force, the LGBT caucus and other groups and students from the university’s Kennedy School of Government “despite dean’s decision last month.” Kennedy School Dean Douglas Elmendorf had said on the school’s website that naming Manning a visiting fellow was a mistake.

Manning, a transgender U.S. Army soldier, was in prison for seven years at the U.S. Disciplinary Barracks at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, after being convicted by a military tribunal under the Espionage and Computer Fraud and Abuse Acts and sentenced to 35 years in prison for releasing over 700,000 documents to WikiLeaks.

A spokesperson for the school’s student groups says Manning met off campus in Cambridge with about 30 students Tuesday evening.

Among the issues they discussed was Harvard’s decision last month to disinvite Manning as a fellow.

Manning’s manager didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment Wednesday.

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