The Case of Chelsea Manning (31c3 Presentation)

A discussion with U.S. Army private Chelsea Manning's attorneys Nanny Hollander, Ahmed Ghappour, and Chase Strangio. Moderated by journalist Alexa O'Brien.

In the Summer of 2013, Manning was convicted under the Espionage and Computer Fraud and Abuse Acts and sentenced to 35 years in prison for disclosing battlefield reports from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, Guantanamo prison camp detainee profiles, and U.S. diplomatic correspondence. She currently is imprisoned at the U.S. Disciplinary Barracks at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.

The U.N. Special Rapporteur on Torture ruled Manning' pre-trial treatment at Quantico Brig was cruel and unusual. She is now suing the Department of Defense to provide adequate medical care for her gender dysphoria, which she was diagnosed with before her arrest by a U.S. Army mental health provider.

Manning is now appealing her conviction in the U.S. Army Court of Criminal Appeals.

This discussion will explain Manning's current situation and law suits.

Alexa O'Brien Alexa O'Brien researches and writes about national security. Her work has been published in VICE News, The Cairo Review of Global Affairs, Guardian UK, Salon, The Daily Beast, and featured on the BBC, PBS Frontline, On The Media, Democracy Now!, and Public Radio International. In 2013, she was shortlisted for the Martha Gellhorn Prize for Journalism in the UK and listed in The Verge 50..