Stuff: Chelsea Manning granted New Zealand work visa, Think Inc says

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Immigration NZ has granted Chelsea Manning a work visa to visit this country on a speaking tour.

Last week Manning was granted a special direction to apply for a work visa, which she needed because she would fail the “good character” test in the Immigration Act, as she has been sentenced to a prison term of longer than five years.

Manning was sentenced to 35 years in prison on espionage charges after leaking hundreds of thousands of US military and diplomatic documents. Her sentence was commuted by US President Barack Obama in early 2017, after she had served close to seven years in prison.

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