Army Pvt. Chelsea Manning, who was previously known as Bradley Manning, wants estrogen treatments that would promote breast development and other female characteristics, which she’d be willing to pay for, while she’s incarcerated at the all-men military prison at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., her lawyer said.
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.
Military officials say Bradley Manning has returned to a prison at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., to serve his 35-year prison sentence for giving mountains of classified material to WikiLeaks.
An attorney for Army Pfc. Bradley Manning says his client intends to live the remainder of his life as ‘Chelsea Manning,’ a woman.
The fight to free Pfc. Bradley Manning takes a new turn as he returns to prison to serve a 35-year sentence for leaking classified information and his lawyer says he will ask the Army for leniency — and the White House for a pardon.
After a military judge sentenced Wikileaker Army Pfc. Bradley Manning to 35 years in prison Wednesday, protesters gathered in front of the White House to protest and demand a pardon from President Barack Obama.
The family of Army Pfc. Bradley Manning says they are saddened and disappointed in the 35-year sentence he received for giving troves of military and government secrets to WikiLeaks.
Experts say the lengthy sentence prosecutors were able to obtain against Army Pfc. Bradley Manning for leaking hundreds of thousands of classified documents is unlikely to have much of an effect on other leak-related prosecutions.
The White House says that if Army Pfc. Bradley Manning wants to seek a presidential pardon, he must apply for clemency and his request “will be considered in that process like any other application.”
Army Pfc. Bradley Manning has been sentenced to 35 years in prison for leaking an unprecedented volume of classified information to a once-obscure, anti-secrecy website.