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Australia will not allow Chelsea Manning, who was convicted of leaking classified information, to enter the country on her speaking tour, Manning’s event organizer told the Associated Press Thursday.
Think Inc. told AP that the Australian government on Wednesday notified the company that Manning would not be allowed into the country.
According to the report, Manning can appeal the decision, but past precedent suggests that the decision will not be overturned.
The article goes on to state the following:
Manning was convicted of leaking military and diplomatic documents to WikiLeaks while working as an Army intelligence analyst. President Obama granted her clemency seven years into her 35-year sentence.
Manning, a transgender activist and former candidate for Senate in Maryland, was scheduled to begin her speaking tour at the Sydney Opera House Sunday, continuing on to other events in Australia and New Zealand.
The Depart of Home Affairs told AP it could not comment on individual cases, but that all foreign nationals attempting to enter Australia must meet the Migration Act’s character standards.
Australia may ban Chelsea Manning from entering the country pic.twitter.com/9nk79wYw5A
— FOX & friends (@foxandfriends) August 30, 2018
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Australia moves to deny alleged Iraq war whistleblower Chelsea Manning entry days before speaking date at Sydney Opera House. Australia also denies uncharged publisher @JulianAssange his Australian passport. However, it granted entry to convicted Iraq war general, David Petraeus pic.twitter.com/xweboaw8FC
— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) August 30, 2018
“Unless there is a clear, demonstrable risk to Australia we ought to be doing all we can to bring her in … I think anything less than that is undermining democracy.” https://t.co/YABodNJ5mz
— James Elton-Pym (@JamesEltonPym) August 30, 2018
— The Hill (@thehill) August 30, 2018
— ABC News (@abcnews) August 30, 2018
Chelsea Manning will not be permitted to enter Australia for a speaking tour. Her tour organiser says it has received a notice of intention from the government to deny her entry https://t.co/t9k4dyTH4i
— The Age (@theage) August 30, 2018