Chelsea Manning to receive gender transition surgery: lawyers

September 13, 2016 11:35 PM

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Chelsea Manning to receive gender transition surgery: lawyers

WASHINGTON U.S. soldier Chelsea Manning, serving a 35-year prison term for passing classified files to WikiLeaks, ended her hunger strike on Tuesday after the Army said she would be allowed to receive gender transition surgery, the American Civil Liberties Union said.

The 28-year-old Army private, who was born male but revealed after being convicted of espionage that she identifies as a woman, announced the hunger strike on Friday.

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