Chelsea Manning

The latest coverage on Chelsea Manning, the transgender woman at the center of the WikiLeaks case. Born as Bradley Manning, Chelsea Manning came out about her trans identity after the 2013 trial surrounding her involvement with WikiLeaks, a nonprofit website founded by Julian Assange that published history's largest leak of information from the U.S. government, provided by Manning. Chelsea Manning was convicted of violations of the Espionage Act, dishonorably discharged, and sentenced to 35 years of confinement. She remains a controversial figure, with some viewing her as a whistleblower and hero, while others perceive her act as traiterous.

The creators of this unconventional opera want to make audiences consider the impact of Manning's document leak. 

October 17 2016 5:09 AM

The whistleblower's lawyer claims Manning is being punished for trying to take her life. 

September 25 2016 7:11 PM

Manning, the whistleblower serving a sentence in military prison, would be the first in the U.S. to undergo such surgery while incarcerated.

September 13 2016 7:52 PM Updated

Chelsea Manning has reached a breaking point with what she calls bullying and mistreatment at the hands of military officials, and has started to refuse food. 

September 09 2016 6:28 PM

A new AP investigation finds the whistle-blowing site has shared data that may endanger private citizens; founder Julian Assange calls the report "recycled news."

August 23 2016 9:48 PM

The death of a transgender woman held in solitary confinement in a Florida men’s prison highlights the dire consequences of so-called protective custody. 

August 18 2016 4:13 PM Updated

Military prison officals have repeatedly obstructed Chelsea Manning's access to medically necessary care and are now trying to punish her for trying to take her own life, says her legal team. 

July 29 2016 1:58 PM