Just days before her scheduled speaking tour in Australia is due to commence, the government has indicated that they’re considering denying American activist Chelsea Manning a visa to enter the country.
In 2013, Chelsea was sentenced to prison in the US for disclosing classified information to Wikileaks that pointed to potential human rights violations by US forces. After a global campaign for her release, her sentence was commuted and she walked free in May 2017.
Chelsea is due to tour Australia with Think Inc at a series of events around the country. She’ll share her experiences blowing the whistle on potential human rights violations, and speak about her work as an LGBTQI rights advocate. However, the Australian Government is threatening to deny her entry to the country.