Chelsea Manning still banned from entering Canada

Whistleblower Chelsea Manning will remain banned from entering Canada due to her convictions in the United States, the Immigration and Refugee Board (IRB) ruled on April 8.

The decision was made after an eligibility hearing held at the end of 2021, the Globe and Mail.

According to the commission, the former US army intelligence analyst cannot enter Canada because of his convictions a decade ago for computer fraud, after having transmitted confidential documents to WikiLeaks.

Chelsea Manning said in her testimony last October that the circumstances leading to the conviction had to go beyond the usual interpretation of Canada’s border laws.

Recall that she had tried to come to Canada in 2017 before being turned back at the border. Mme Manning was sentenced to 35 years in prison in connection with the information leak, before being commuted by former US President Barack Obama.

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