US political prisoner Chelsea Manning ends hunger strike on Army’s promise of surgery

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September 14, 2016
USA Today    
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"Army Pvt. Chelsea Manning has been assured she will receive gender reassignment surgery while in prison, her lawyer said late Tuesday. Manning, convicted in the massive leak of national security secrets that propelled WikiLeaks to prominence, is serving a 35-year sentence at the Army's prison at Ft. Leavenworth, Kan. She is eligible for parole in about six years. Manning ended a hunger strike begun last week after receiving assurances that the government would provide the surgery, said Chase Strangio, her lawyer and an attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union." (09/13/16)

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2016/09/13/chelsea-manning-undergo-sex-reassignment-surgery/90331678/  

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