Chelsea Manning Begins Hunger Strike, Demanding “Dignity and Respect” in Prison | Alex Emmons – The Intercept

“I need help. I am not getting any,” Manning wrote in a statement. “I was driven to suicide by the lack of care for my gender dysphoria that I have been desperate for. I didn’t get any. I still haven’t gotten any.”

Manning announced her identity as a transgender woman on Aug. 22, 2013, a day after she was sentenced to 35 years in military prison.

After attempting to commit suicide in July, Manning was informed by military officials that she was being investigated for “resisting the force cell move team,” “prohibited property,” and “conduct which threatens.” She is facing indefinite solitary confinement, or a return to maximum-security detention.

Source: Chelsea Manning Begins Hunger Strike, Demanding “Dignity and Respect” in Prison

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Manning taken to hospital Leavenworth, KS | John Richmeier – The Leavenworth Times

 

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