Now they're just picking on her.
Chelsea Manning, the whistleblower sentenced to 35 years in prison for leaking documents exposing torture, has reportedly been threatened with solitary confinement for an indefinite amount of time after being charged with four violations of custody rules.
The Guardian reports, Private Manning has been accused of showing disrespect, exhibiting disorderly conduct when sweeping food onto the floor during dinner, keeping prohibited property in her cell, and committing 'medicine misuse' for having an expired tube of anti-cavity toothpaste in her cell.
Here's the reported list of prohibited items Manning allegedly had in her possession:
- Expired tube of anti-cavity toothpaste
- Caitlin Jenner Vanity Fair issue
- Memoir "I Am Malala" by Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai,
- Novel about trans women called "A Safe Girl to Love"
- LGBT publication "Out Magazine,"
- Caitlyn Jenner issue of "Vanity Fair"
- "Cosmopolitan" magazine that included an interview with Manning
- US Senate report on torture
The Guardian also states,
"Nancy Hollander, the lawyer dealing with Manning’s appeal against the 35-year sentence for being the source of the WikiLeaks disclosures of US state secrets, called the charge relating to an expired tube of toothpaste 'utterly ridiculous'. She added: 'I’m concerned that books have been taken from her – those books came to her legally and are clearly not a security threat.'"
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