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Chelsea Manning’s Lawyer Upset He Learned of Possible Prison Transfer Through Pentagon Leak

By: Kevin Gosztola

The Pentagon won’t respond to Chelsea Manning’s requests for gender treatment, but they’ll apparently permit officials to leak information on how the agency plans to handle her requests to the media.

The Associated Press reported, based off two anonymous Pentagon officials, that the military was planning to transfer Chelsea Manning to a Federal Bureau of Prisons facility. However, according to her defense attorney, David Coombs, this leak is the first that he has heard of such a plan.

Chelsea Manning Support Network could not confirm the possible transfer because Manning had not been notified that such a plan was being considered.

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