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Jailed U.S. Army Whistleblower Chelsea Manning Hospitalized After Suicide Attempt

HeadlineMar 12, 2020

U.S. Army whistleblower Chelsea Manning is recovering in a Virginia hospital after she reportedly attempted suicide at a federal prison in Alexandria. Manning has been jailed since March of last year on contempt charges for refusing to cooperate in a federal grand jury investigation into WikiLeaks. Manning previously attempted suicide twice in a U.S. military prison, after she was sentenced to 35 years for leaking documents and video to WikiLeaks showing evidence of U.S. war crimes in Iraq and Afghanistan. President Obama granted her clemency in 2017. Manning is due in court on Friday, where her lawyers have entered a motion for her release.

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