Chelsea Manning took to Twitter after her release, photographing her “first steps of freedom” in civilian clothes.
In a brief statement, she said she was focused on the future, which “is far more important than the past”.
She served seven years of a 35-year sentence for leaking hundreds of thousands of diplomatic cables and military files to Wikileaks.
Most of her sentence was commuted by then-US President Barack Obama in January.
— Chelsea E. Manning (@xychelsea) May 17, 2017
Photo By Alicia Neal (Chelsea Manning Support Network) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons