Chelsea Manning Sues Defense Department Over Denial of Medical Care

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Chelsea Manning Sues Defense Department Over Denial of Medical Care

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Chelsea Manning Sues Defense Department Over Denial of Medical Care

“It is my hope that through this action, Chelsea will receive the medical care that she needs without having to suffer any further anguish,” said Manning’s lawyer, David Coombs

Chelsea Manning in an undated file photo provided by the US army. (Photo: AP)

Chelsea Manning filed a federal lawsuit against Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and other officials in the Department of Defense on Wednesday for “failure to provide the necessary medical treatment for her gender dysphoria, a condition with which she was originally diagnosed by Army officers more than four years ago,” according to a statement by the American Civil Liberties Union, which has taken on her case.

“The government continues to deny Ms…

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