US political prisoner Chelsea Manning on hunger strike, citing lack of medical treatment

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September 12, 2016
ABC News    
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"Chelsea Manning began a hunger strike [Friday] at the military prison at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, where she is serving a 35-year sentence for the leaking of hundreds of thousands of classified documents. Manning is seeking written assurances from the Army that she will receive the medical treatments for her gender dysphoria beyond the hormone treatment she began in early 2015. Manning has sued the government to get such treatments and to lift the male grooming standards she is subject to that prevent her from growing her hair out." (09/09/16)  

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