Chelsea Manning

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Chelsea Manning Asks Obama for Mercy

WikiLeaks says he should free her before Trump does

(Newser) - Chelsea Manning isn't going to wait and see whether WikiLeaks tries to call in a favor when Donald Trump becomes president. She has asked President Obama to reduce her sentence for leaking classified files from 35 years to the more than six she has already spent behind bars, reports... More »

Lawyer: Chelsea Manning Made 2nd Suicide Attempt

Inmate said she experienced bizarre episode in solitary

(Newser) - Chelsea Manning tried to kill herself on the first day of a term in solitary confinement imposed as punishment for an earlier suicide attempt , her lawyers say. In a statement provided to the New York Times , the transgender soldier says she was placed on suicide watch after the Oct. 4... More »

Chelsea Manning Punished for Suicide Attempt

She was found guilty of 'conduct which threatens'

(Newser) - Chelsea Manning's suicide attempt in July has been deemed "conduct which threatens" and the military is punishing her for it. A lawyer says Manning, who was also found guilty of having banned book Hacker, Hoaxer, Whistleblower, Spy in her cell at Fort Leavenworth military prison, was sentenced to... More »

Assange Offers to Trade Himself for Chelsea Manning

He says he'll surrender if Obama frees her

(Newser) - Julian Assange says he's willing to leave the Ecuadorean Embassy in London for an American prison cell—as long as President Obama frees Chelsea Manning first. "If Obama grants Manning clemency, Assange will agree to US prison in exchange—despite its clear unlawfulness," WikiLeaks tweeted on Thursday,... More »

Chelsea Manning Ends Hunger Strike

After Army approves medical treatment for gender dysphoria

(Newser) - Chelsea Manning, the transgender soldier imprisoned in Kansas for leaking classified information to WikiLeaks, says she is ending a hunger strike because the Army has agreed to allow her to get medical treatment for her gender dysphoria, the AP reports. Manning began a hunger strike Friday to protest her treatment... More »

Chelsea Manning Goes on Hunger Strike

She's protesting lack of treatment for gender dysphora

(Newser) - Two months after an unsuccessful suicide attempt , Chelsea Manning is again pleading for help, reports NBC News , this time in the form of a hunger strike she began at the all-male prison at Fort Leavenworth on Saturday. "I need help. I am not getting any. I have asked for... More »

Chelsea Manning on Prison, 'Terrifying' Power of Government

'It is very terrifying to face the government alone'

(Newser) - Chelsea Manning, currently three years into a 35-year prison sentence for passing information to WikiLeaks, gave an interview to Amnesty International in which she discusses the power of the government, her life in a military prison, and more. The Guardian has an exclusive excerpt from that interview, which will later... More »

Manning Could Be Punished in Wake of Suicide Attempt

'It is unconscionable,' says ACLU rep

(Newser) - Once punished over old toothpaste , Chelsea Manning could spend the next three decades in solitary confinement following her suicide attempt earlier this month. According to the American Civil Liberties Union , Manning has been informed she is under investigation for allegedly "resisting the force cell move team," "prohibited... More »

Chelsea Manning Tweets After Suicide Attempt

'I'm glad to be alive'

(Newser) - Chelsea Manning's attorneys confirmed Monday that she had indeed tried to commit suicide last week, but Manning herself sent a message out Monday night to reassure those worried about her, CNN reports. "I am okay. I'm glad to be alive. Thank you all for your love, I... More »

Attorneys: Yes, Chelsea Manning Attempted Suicide

She's now under close supervision

(Newser) - Attorneys for the transgender soldier imprisoned for sending classified information to the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks are confirming that her hospitalization last week was due to an attempted suicide, the AP reports. Chelsea Manning's attorneys didn't disclose in an emailed statement Monday the details of the attempt, which happened... More »

Chelsea Manning Lawyers Livid After She's Hospitalized

They say Army is refusing to let them talk with her

(Newser) - The Army is confirming that Chelsea Manning had to be hospitalized early Tuesday, but it won't divulge details about why or allow her lawyers to speak with her. Both TMZ and CNN have reported that the 28-year-old tried to commit suicide, apparently by hanging, in her cell at Fort... More »

Chelsea Manning Punished for Old Toothpaste

She's banned from gym, library for 21 days

(Newser) - Chelsea Manning has been banned from going outside or using the Fort Leavenworth prison library for 21 days after being found guilty of prison infractions including having an expired tube of toothpaste and the Caitlyn Jenner issue of Vanity Fair. The punishment is minor compared to the indefinite solitary confinement... More »

Manning May Be Punished Over Expired Toothpaste

Lawyer says it 'looks like harassment'

(Newser) - Chelsea Manning could be placed in solitary confinement indefinitely for allegedly violating prison rules by having a copy of Vanity Fair with Caitlyn Jenner on the cover and an expired tube of toothpaste, among other things, her lawyer says. Attorney Nancy Hollander says an Aug. 18 hearing is set at... More »

Chelsea Manning Opens Up to Cosmo

She says she 'feels like a joke' to military

(Newser) - Chelsea Manning has granted her first post-incarceration interview to Cosmopolitan, which calls the Fort Leavenworth inmate "easily one of the most controversial figures of the early 21st century." In the interview, which was conducted by mail, the private formerly known as Bradley discusses everything from her childhood in... More »

Chelsea Manning Tweets From Behind Bars

'Thank you all for your love and support,' she says

(Newser) - Chelsea Manning may be in prison, but she's communicating with the world at up to 140 characters a time. Yep, Manning is on Twitter while serving a 35-year sentence for leaking classified documents to Wikileaks, USA Today reports. What's more, she's got 40,000 followers at @xychelsea... More »

Court Forces Army to Call Manning 'She'

Or military may refer to Chelsea Manning as 'Private First Class Manning'

(Newser) - Another win for Chelsea Manning: Weeks after the US army approved hormone therapy for the imprisoned soldier, a court order now bans the military from referring to her as a man. Per the Guardian , lawyers representing the military—which bars transgender people from serving—had said in a filing last... More »

Army OKs Hormone Therapy for Chelsea Manning

USA Today obtains memo at Fort Leavenworth

(Newser) - Chelsea Manning has won a transgender victory from the military: The Army has agreed to provide the jailed private with hormone therapy as Manning makes the transition from man to woman, reports USA Today . The Pentagon hasn't announced the decision, but the newspaper obtained a Feb. 5 memo from... More »

Chelsea Manning: Let ISIS Destroy Itself

'Bombs and bullets' only make the group stronger, writes the Wikileaker

(Newser) - It's tempting to go after ISIS with military might, but that strategy will eventually backfire, writes Chelsea Manning from her prison cell at Fort Leavenworth. Based on her stint as an analyst in Iraq, Manning says that using "bombs and bullets," is exactly what the group wants.... More »

Army to Give Chelsea Manning Gender Treatment

Feds reject move to civilian prison

(Newser) - The private formerly known as Bradley Manning is about to become the first person ever given gender reassignment treatment by the US military. The federal Bureau of Prisons has rejected the Army's request to transfer Chelsea Manning to a civilian prison , and defense officials say Manning will instead receive... More »

Bergdahl Thanks Obama for 'Saving His Life': Lawyer

Former POW lawyers up with Eugene Fidell amid investigation

(Newser) - Bowe Bergdahl has lawyered up as he readies for a US army investigation into his 2009 disappearance. The former Taliban POW has recruited Eugene Fidell—a Yale military justice professor and "the best in his field," according to a colleague—to represent him, NBC News reports. Fidell, who... More »

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