Manning’s conditions of confinement lawsuit dismissed

(Courtesy of the U.S. Army via AP, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) – A lawsuit brought by Pvt. Chelsea Manning over the conditions of her confinement has been dismissed.

Manning, the Army soldier who was sentenced to 35 years in a military prison for giving classified materials to WikiLeaks, was released May 17 from lockup at Kansas’ Fort Leavenworth after President Barack Obama commuted her sentence before leaving office.

One of her attorneys, Chase Strangio, wrote on Twitter on Monday that the case was dismissed because she is free. Strangio wrote: “She fought hard & we all benefited.”

Manning sued in federal court in the District of Columbia in 2014, asking a judge to order the Defense Department to provide hormone therapy and other treatment for her gender identity condition. The Army ultimately allowed her to receive medical treatment for her gender dysphoria.

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