Whistleblower Chealsea Manning begins hunger strike protesting US government and prison bullying
Manning also said that she had filed a 'do not resuscitate' letter - file picture REUTERS/U.S. Army

WikiLeaks source and US army whistleblower Chelsea Manning has announced she has begun a hunger strike after having been "bullied" by US government and prison authorities, which she described as "the constant, deliberate and overzealous administrative scrutiny by prison and military officials." Manning also said she had filed a "do not resuscitate" letter, which includes attempts to forcibly feed her and cut or shorten her hair.
Manning said in a statement that her hunger strike was a "peaceful act" adding that she would not be moved from her protest until she was given "minimum standards of dignity, respect, and humanity". In July Manning attempted suicide in prison after which she was charged with several administrative offences, which according to her lawyers, could result in her facing an indefinite solitary confinement or a transfer to a maximum-security detention.

source: http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/wikileaks-whistleblower-chelsea-manning-begins-hunger-strike-against-prison-bullying-1580646