Chelsea Manning to receive gender transition surgery: lawyers

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U.S. soldier Chelsea Manning, who is serving a prison sentence for passing classified files to WikiLeaks, has ended her hunger strike after being told by the Army that she would be allowed to receive gender transition surgery. Linda So reports.

Chelsea Manning to receive gender transition surgery: lawyers

Chelsea Manning has been given the green light to receive gender transition surgery.

Lawyers for the imprisoned U.S. soldier say the Army has agreed to allow the 28-year-old to undergo the procedure.

Manning is serving a 35-year prison term for passing classified files to WikiLeaks.

The Army private who was born male revealed after being convicted that she identifies as a woman.

Her psychologist has recommended Manning receive the surgery.

The American Civil Liberties Union which represents Manning says this will be the first time a U.S. prisoner will undergo such a surgery.

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