A Kansas judge has agreed to formally change the name
of the U.S. soldier convicted of giving classified documents to WikiLeaks
Leavenworth County District Judge David King's office has confirmed to VOA he allowed Bradley Edward Manning to become Chelsea Elizabeth Manning during a brief hearing Wednesday.
Manning, a former intelligence analyst, is serving a 35-year sentence at an Army prison in Kansas for leaking classified government information to the anti-secrecy website.
At least two Army behavioral health specialists have diagnosed Manning with gender identity disorder.