The Transgender solider now faces “indefinite solitary confinement” after being found in possession of Vanity Fair’s June issue as well as GLBT magazine The Advocate
Chelsea Manning, the US army soldier serving a 35-year military prison sentence for leaking official secrets, has been threatened with indefinite solitary confinement for being found in possession of the Caitlyn Jenner Vanity Fair issue The Guardian reports
Manning, who is currently serving her sentence at The Fort Leavenworth Disciplinary Barracks in Kansas is facing “indefinite solidarity confinement” after she was found with a copy of June’s issue of Vanity Fair and American GLBT magazine The Advocate.
Manning faces four charges in total including disrespect, disorderly contact and medicine misuse after officials discovered an expired tube of toothpaste in her cell, according to a statement on ChelseaManning.org.
The statement continues “These absurd charges against Chelsea, and the outrageous threat of indefinite solitary confinement, are clearly an attempt to silence Chelsea’s important voice and cut her off from the outside world,” the statement said. “We have to make sure this attempt to silence Chelsea not only fails, but backfires.”
Manning recently won the ability to begin hormone therapy after threatening to sue the military saying she had “been denied access to medically necessary treatment” for her gender disorder.
Article | Levi Joule.