15 May 2014

Lawyer: Treat leaker Manning at military facility | RallyPoint.com

Military News - Lawyer: Treat leaker Manning at military facility

Image Copyright: Army / via the Associated Press

By Paul Jelinek and Lolita C. Baldor
Copyright: The Associated Press

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon is trying to transfer convicted national security leaker Pvt. Chelsea Manning to a civilian prison where she can get treatment for a gender-identity condition. But her lawyer said Wednesday that a move from a military prison would make Manning choose between the treatment and her safety.

Two Pentagon officials told The Associated Press on Tuesday that Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel gave the Army approval last month to try to work out a plan to transfer Manning from Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, to a federal prison. Manning entered the Army as a man named Bradley.

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