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Chelsea Manning to end hunger strike after Army approves gender dysphoria treatment

Chelsea Manning to end hunger strike after Army approves gender dysphoria treatment

A transgender soldier imprisoned in Kansas for leaking classified information to the WikiLeaks website will end a hunger strike after the Army agreed to allow her to receive medical treatment for her gender dysphoria, the American Civil Liberties Union said Tuesday.

Chelsea Manning's medical treatment will begin with surgery that was recommended by her psychologist in April, the ACLU said. Manning began the hunger strike at Ft. Leavenworth military prison on Friday, vowing to continue until she received better treatment.

"I am unendingly relieved that the military is finally doing the right thing. I applaud them for that," Manning said...

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