AP: Coombs on Wikileaks Trial
From THE GUARDIAN (UK): "Chelsea Manning awaits diagnosis in prison before possible hormone therapy" by Michelle R. Smith and David Dishneau, Associated Press
- See ABC News coverage of Coomb's RWU Law appearance.
- See Ed Fitzpatrick's column in the Providence Journal.
- See in-depth coverage in the Providence Phoenix.
- See Fall River Herald News coverage of the event.
BRISTOL, R.I., Sept. 25, 2013: The lawyer who defended Chelsea Manning against charges of leaking classified information said Wednesday that his client is being assessed at a military prison for gender identity disorder, and that he's hopeful the military will allow Manning to receive hormone therapy.
Civilian attorney David Coombs spoke to more than 150 students and faculty at Roger Williams University School of Law, where he has taught. Manning, previously known as Bradley, is serving a 35-year sentence for a July conviction on espionage and other offenses for sending more than 700,000 documents and some battlefield video to the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks. [...]
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