Wikileaks source Chelsea Manning convicted over magazines, toothpaste

Chelsea Manning was convicted on new charges, including disrespect and disorderly conduct.

Story highlights

  • Chelsea Manning is a former U.S. soldier who was convicted of violating the Espionage Act
  • She was convicted of four new charges and will be restricted from recreation
  • Some say Manning is being unfairly charged in an attempt to silence her

(CNN)Chelsea Manning has been convicted again -- not for leaking more government secrets, but for having magazines and expired toothpaste.

The former U.S. Army soldier, already imprisoned for providing classified documents to Wikileaks, was found guilty Tuesday on four charges, the inmate tweeted.
"I am receiving 21 days of restrictions on recreation -- no gym, library or outdoors," Manning tweeted.
    Those four charges include medicine misuse, prohibited property, disorderly conduct and disrespect.
    The medicine charge came after officials discovered an expired tube of toothpaste in her cell, according to a statement on ChelseaManning.org.
    The contraband came in the form of books and magazines -- such as a copy of Vanity Fair magazine featuring Caitlyn Jenner and a copy of Cosmopolitan magazine featuring an interview with Manning. But according to ChelseaManning.org, she received the reading material legally through the prison's open mail system.