WikiLeaks source Chelsea Manning did not receive a fair trial, the attorney who represented her in last year’s court-martial wrote on Wednesday, and her counsel has taken the next steps in seeking clemency from the United States military.
Buried deep inside a bulging US Army dossier relating to Chelsea (formerly Bradley) Manning’s court martial are 13 pages of online chat between Manning and a Wikileaks contact believed to be Julian Assange.
The lawyer who defended Army Pvt. Chelsea Manning against charges of leaking classified information to Wikileaks said Wednesday Manning is being evaluated in military prison for gender dysphoria, and that he’s hopeful treatment is forthcoming.
Chelsea Manning, the whistleblower formerly known as Bradley Manning who announced she wanted to live as a woman after being sentenced to 35 years in jail, is ready to pay for her hormone therapy, her lawyer said.
Private Manning was wise to reveal her gender identity issues after the court ended as she avoided biases, former ethic adviser for DoJ Jesselyn Radack told RT. She says her organization deals with “streams of whistleblowers” ready to tell the truth.
US Army Private Bradley Manning, sentenced to 35 years for leaking classified documents on Wednesday, announced that he would like to live out the rest of his life as a woman. The whistleblower has asked to refer to him by the name of Chelsea Manning.
The trial and conviction of US Army Private Bradley Manning flies in the face of the principles of Western justice systems, Julian Assange said in a statement posted on WikiLeaks. But the relatively low sentence term shows the defense has won, he argued.