Thursday, August 22, 2013

Manning Says He's Chelsea and Wants Sex Change

The trial of Wiki leaker Private Manning is entering the final phase. He's facing up to 136 years in prison. Sentencing could take over a month

US Army soldier Bradley Manning was arrested in May 2010 in Iraq on suspicion of having passed classified information to Wikileaks

UPDATE: Bradley Manning plans to live as a woman named Chelsea and wants to begin hormone therapy as soon as possible, the soldier said Thursday, a day after being sentenced to 35 years in prison for sending classified material to WikiLeaks. Manning announced the decision in a written statement provided to NBC’s “Today” show, asking supporters to refer to him by his new name and the feminine pronoun. The statement was signed “Chelsea E. Manning.” “As I transition into this next phase of my life, I want everyone to know the real me. I am Chelsea Manning. I am a female. Given the way that I feel, and have felt since childhood, I want to begin hormone therapy as soon as possible,” the statement read. (Source)

Aug. 21, 2013

Manning handed 35-year prison sentence