For Immediate Release: September 9, 2016 Contact: Christina DiPasquale, press@balestramedia.com Chelsea Manning Begins Hunger Strike to Protest Bullying by Prison and US Government Today, [September 9] after years of requesting the care she needs for gender dysphoria, Chelsea Manning has released a statement about the start of her hunger strike. Chelsea is demanding written assurances from the Army she will receive all of the medically prescribed recommendations for her gender dysphoria and that the “high tech bullying” will stop. “High tech bullying,” is what Chelsea describes as “the constant, deliberate and overzealous administrative scrutiny by prison and military officials.”