Monday, 29 May, 2017

Chelsea Manning shows look as woman after prison release

Chelsea Manning, 'Alt-Right' Hero? “So Here I Am:” Chelsea Manning Reveals Herself After Prison
Francis Olson | 19 May, 2017, 23:48

Chelsea Manning posted the first image of herself on Thursday since her release from military prison. Manning wrote on Instagram, alongside a photo of herself with a long awaited feminine haircut, makeup and a low-cut top. That decision angered national security experts who say Manning put USA lives at risk but it won praise from transgender advocates who have embraced her transition to a female gender identity.Once known as Private First Class Bradley Manning, she is likely to become a high-profile transgender advocate, said Chase Strangio, an American Civil Liberties Union lawyer who has represented her.

Manning was released early Wednesday from confinement at Kansas' Fort Leavenworth, after having served seven years behind bars for giving classified materials to anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks.

Manning was released early Wednesday after serving seven years of a 35-year sentence for the largest breach of classified information in USA history. Eventually, she was given the right to undergo gender treatment and has been on hormone treatment for the last six years.

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She then became engaged in a legal battle with the U.S. Department of Defence, seeking health-care services to help in transitioning while imprisoned.

Manning's attorneys refused to tell the Associated Press and CBS News about her whereabouts or immediate plans.

She is considered on excess leave in active-duty status, receiving medical benefits but not pay pending an appeal of her court-martial conviction.

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