Oct 31, 2013

Manning says gender ID dispute could go to court

HAGERSTOWN — Imprisoned documents leaker Chelsea Manning says she’ll go to court, if necessary, to get treatment for gender identity disorder, also called gender dysphoria. The Army private formerly known as Bradley Manning wrote in a letter to the Private Manning Support Network that her court-martial defense attorney, David Coombs, is helping her seek treatment […]

Oct 9, 2013

Manning rejects ‘pacifist’ label after document leaks

LONDON — Army Pvt. Chelsea Manning says she does not consider herself a pacifist for leaking classified information to WikiLeaks. Rather, she sees herself as an advocate for transparency. Manning is serving a 35-year sentence for a July conviction on espionage and other offenses for sending more than 700,000 documents to the anti-secrecy website. Manning […]

Sep 25, 2013

Lawyer: Manning’s gender issues being assessed

BRISTOL, R.I. — The lawyer who defended Army Pvt. Chelsea Manning against charges of leaking classified information said Wednesday that his client is being assessed at a military prison for gender identity disorder, and that he’s hopeful the military will allow Manning to receive hormone therapy. Civilian attorney David Coombs spoke to more than 150 […]

Sep 4, 2013

Chelsea Manning seeks presidential pardon

HAGERSTOWN — Army Pvt. Chelsea Manning is seeking a presidential pardon for sending reams of classified information to WikiLeaks, a leak she says was done “out of a love for my country and sense of duty to others,” according to documents released Wednesday. Manning’s lawyer, David Coombs, sent the Petition for Pardon/Commutation of Sentence on […]

Aug 23, 2013

Manning’s gender transition sets up legal showdown

Bradley Manning is the first transgender military inmate to ask for hormone treatments, officials say, a request that could lead to a legal showdown over how — and if — the soldier convicted in the WikiLeaks case will be allowed to live as a female behind bars. Current Pentagon policy dictates that transgender soldiers are […]

Aug 22, 2013

Bradley Manning says he wants to live as a woman

FORT MEADE — Three years after Bradley Manning rocked the Pentagon by leaking a mountain of secrets, the soldier created a whole new set of potential complications for the military Thursday when he announced he intends to live as a woman named Chelsea and undergo hormone treatment. Manning’s gender-identity struggle — his sense that he […]

Aug 21, 2013

Manning could serve sentence at famous Leavenworth

TOPEKA, Kan. — After being sentenced to 35 years in prison for leaking classified documents to the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks, Pfc. Bradley Manning could be headed for hard time at Fort Leavenworth, home to the American military’s most famous prison. The Army penitentiary has shed its once-imposing stone edifice, but inside Manning would confront a […]

Aug 21, 2013

A look at Pfc. Bradley Manning’s court-martial

FORT MEADE — U.S. Army Pfc. Bradley Manning has been sentenced to 35 years in prison for leaking a trove of classified information to the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks. Here’s a look at the key elements of the case: WHAT WAS MANNING CONVICTED OF? A judge convicted Manning on July 30 of 20 counts, including six […]

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Aug 21, 2013

Manning sentenced to 35 years in WikiLeaks case

FORT MEADE — Army Pfc. Bradley Manning was sentenced Wednesday to 35 years in prison for giving hundreds of thousands of secret military and diplomatic documents to WikiLeaks in one of the biggest leak cases in the U.S. since the Pentagon Papers a generation ago. Flanked by his lawyers, Manning, 25, stood at attention in […]

Aug 20, 2013

Judge to announce Manning’s sentence Wednesday

FORT MEADE — A military judge said she’ll announce on Wednesday the sentence for Army Pfc. Bradley Manning, who gave reams of classified information to WikiLeaks. Army Col. Denise Lind said Tuesday she was still deliberating but she was confident she would have a sentence by Wednesday morning. “At 10 a.m. tomorrow, I will announce […]

Aug 19, 2013

Prosecutor asks judge to give Manning 60 years

FORT MEADE — Army Pfc. Bradley Manning should spend 60 years in prison because he betrayed the U.S. by giving classified material to WikiLeaks, a prosecutor said Monday. The soldier’s defense attorney didn’t recommend a specific punishment, but suggested any prison term shouldn’t exceed 25 years because the classification of some of the documents Manning […]

Aug 16, 2013

Judge: Manning’s actions were ‘heedless’

FORT MEADE — The enormous leak of classified information engineered by Army Pfc. Bradley Manning was “heedless” and “imminently dangerous to others,” a military judge said Friday in a document explaining why she found him guilty of 20 counts, including six violations of the federal Espionage Act. Army Col. Denise Lind released her legal rationale, […]

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