Lawyers Demand Access to Chelsea Manning After Possible Suicide Attempt

HeadlineJul 07, 2016

Lawyers for imprisoned Army whistleblower Chelsea Manning are demanding access to their client, after unconfirmed reports surfaced Wednesday about a possible suicide attempt. Manning is currently in her cell in stable condition, after being taken to the hospital Tuesday morning. It is not yet known if she did in fact attempt to commit suicide. Manning’s lawyers say they were due to speak with her on Tuesday, but they were then told the call could not be connected. It appears she was in fact in the hospital at the time. Manning’s attorney, Nancy Hollander, said, “We’re shocked and outraged that an official at Leavenworth contacted the press with private confidential medical information about Chelsea Manning yet no one at the Army has given a shred of information to her legal team.” Manning’s legal team has been told they cannot talk to her until Friday.

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