Presented at 31C3 (2014)
Dec. 30, 2014, 11:30 a.m.
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.
During her pretrial confinement before her trial, the U.N. Special Rapporteur on Torture ruled Manning'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 diagnoised with four years ago before her arrest by a U.S. Army doctor.
Manning is now appealing her conviction in the U.S. Army Court of Criminal Appeals.
This discussion will explain Manning's current situation and legal fights and how you can help this brave military whistleblower.