The White House will now have to respond to Chelsea Manning's request to commute her sentence. This follows a November 14th petition asking for President Obama to review her case surpassing the required 100,000 signatures required to elicit a response from the administration.

Manning's lawyers also submitted a formal petition in November asking for a commutation of her sentence, arguing that she has already served more time than any other leaker in recent American history -- an unprecedented and unfair sentence in relation to her crime. Since her incarceration, Manning has also been

bullied, denied adequate medical treatment and punished for attempting suicide.

Manning should get an official response within 60 days.

[h/t NBC]

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