Chelsea Manning May Face Additional Charges After Suicide Attempt

The ACLU announced Thursday that Manning was under investigation for three different charges related to a July 5 suicide attempt.

July 28, 2016
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Chelsea Manning is reportedly facing three additional charges relating to a July 5 suicide attempt that could lead to indefinite solitary confinement or transfer to a maximum-security facility, The Guardian reports. Manning, who is currently serving a 35-year sentence in a military facility for leaking state secrets to WikiLeaks, confirmed through her lawyers in July that she was receiving medical attention after an attempt to take her own life.

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“It is deeply troubling that Chelsea is now being subjected to an investigation and possible punishment for her attempt to take her life,” Manning's lawyers wrote in an American Civil Liberties Union press release on Thursday. "It is unconscionable, and we hope that the investigation is immediately ended and that she is given the health care that she needs to recover.”

Manning is currently fighting a legal battle to appeal her sentence which she called "unprecedented" and "grossly unfair."

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