Chelsea Manning Banned from Canada
Chelsea Manning, a former Army expert, has recently been denied entry into Canada, according to a letter she has received and revealed on Twitter. In 2013, Manning was convicted of leaking an immense amount of classified information while deployed in Iraq. She was sentenced to 35 years in prison after pleading guilty to several charges but granted an earlier release by President Obama in 2016. The actions Chelsea took were a complete violation of the Espionage Act of 1917. This Act was intended to prohibit interference with military operations or recruitment, to prevent insubordination in the military, and to prevent the support of the United States enemies during wartime.
Manning was trying to enter St. Bernard-de-Localle in Quebec as a temporary visitor on Friday, according to the letter. The letter also states that Manning will not be allowed into the country for her crimes if they were committed in Canada, would carry a punishment of over ten years in prison. Violating the Espionage Act is a very severe move, and is expected to have many consequences. So Canada being the sovereign nation it is, can pick and choose who is allowed in.
In subsequent tweets, former Army private said she would be challenging the denial of entry at a Canadian “admissibility hearing” in the future. This is due to the fact that she does not believe the grounds that laws for which she was convicted were not sufficiently similar to Canadian treason laws. Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada declined to comment on any specifics, CBC reported. “Our government is committed to ensuring that every case put forward to IRCC is evaluated based on its merits and in a fair manner. All applicants can expect equal, professional treatment and clear, accountable decision-making,” a spokesperson said.
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