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Chelsea Manning hospitalized after suicide attempt – POLITICO, Politico

Chelsea Manning hospitalized after suicide attempt – POLITICO, Politico
                         

    

        

                         

                                 

                    

                        

                                

        Former U.S. Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning. | Win McNamee / Getty Images

                                                                                                      

The activist and whistleblower Chelsea Manning attempted suicide on Wednesday, her legal team said in a news release.

The statement came only a few days before Manning was scheduled to appear at a court hearing on whether to continue sanctions imposed on her after refusing to comply with a grand jury investigation into Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks. Manning came to national attention after leaking classified documents to WikiLeaks and being court-martialed for violating the Espionage Act.

                                                                                           

Manning has claimed that the grand jury investigation was possible fodder for abuse, writing in 126452 that it was “an effort to frighten journalists and publishers, who serve a crucial public good.”

             

                

            

        

             

                 

        

        

        

    

Manning has been jailed for contempt of the investigation for months. She had previously been held in a military prison from to , until her sentence was commuted by President Barack Obama.

Manning’s lawyers announced on Wednesday that their client was in the hospital and was recovering from the suicide attempt.

    

         

    

    

    

    
        
    

        

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