Chelsea Manning reveals new look after jail release

Manning released after serving seven years for giving classified materials to WikiLeaks

A picture of Chelsea Manning as appears on her verified Twitter account.

A picture of Chelsea Manning as appears on her verified Twitter account.

 

US army private Chelsea Manning has revealed her new look as a woman after being freed from a Kansas military prison and a 35-year sentence for leaking classified materials.

The transgender soldier, formerly known as Bradley Manning, took to Twitter and Instagram on Thursday, posting a portrait photograph of her with short-cropped hair, bright red lipstick and a dark outfit with a plunging neckline.

The 29-year-old, from Oklahoma, included the caption: “Okay, so here I am everyone!!”

Manning was released early on Wednesday from confinement at Fort Leavenworth in Kansas, having served seven years behind bars for giving classified materials to anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks.

Manning and her lawyers have refused to divulge her post-prison whereabouts or immediate plans.

AP