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BRISTOL, R.I. (AP) — The lawyer who represented national security leaker Chelsea Manning at trial is joining the Roger Williams University School of Law as a visiting professor.

The Rhode Island university announced Thursday that David Coombs will join the faculty this fall. Coombs' wife, Tanya Monestier, is already on the faculty.

The announcement comes a year after Manning was sentenced to 35 years in prison for providing more than 700,000 classified documents to WikiLeaks.

Coombs still represents Manning, and says he's concentrating on getting her treatment for her gender identity condition. He and the ACLU this month told the Defense Department they'd sue if the military does not confirm by Sept. 4 that she'll get treatment.

Manning changed her name from Bradley after her conviction. She's being held at Fort Leavenworth in Kansas.

 

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