Transgender US soldier at center of WikiLeaks case

Chelsea Manning remains in an all-male military prison in Kansas, where she has been appealing her 35-year sentenceChelsea Manning, the transgender American soldier whose prison sentence President Barack Obama commuted Tuesday, became a hero to anti-war activists and a villain to government officials outraged over her leaking of classified files. Originally named Bradley, Manning was convicted in August 2013 and sentenced to 35 years in prison for espionage and other offenses after admitting to handing a massive trove of classified documents to the WikiLeaks website. After sentencing, Manning announced that she identified as female and later obtained legal authorization to change her name and receive hormone therapy.


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