Skip to comments.Lawyers: Chelsea Manning recovering after suicide attempt
Posted on 03/11/2020 5:33:31 PM PDT by jazusamo
Whistleblower Chelsea Manning, who is in federal custody in Alexandria, Va., is recovering after attempting to take her own life Wednesday, Mannings legal team said in a statement.
Andy Stepanian, a publicist for Manning, said Wednesday that Manning was hospitalized after the event and is currently recovering.
Ms. Manning is still scheduled to appear on Friday for a previously-calendared hearing, at which Judge Anthony Trenga will rule on a motion to terminate the civil contempt sanctions stemming from her May, 2019 refusal to give testimony before a grand jury investigating the publication of her 2010 disclosures, Stepanian said in a statement Wednesday.
Stepanian said that despite being detained for over a year, Manning continues to refuse to participate in grand jury proceedings against Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, calling them highly susceptible to abuse.
Her actions today evidence the strength of her convictions, as well as the profound harm she continues to suffer as a result of her 'civil' confinement a coercive practice that the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture, Nils Melzer, recently said violates international law, Stepanian added.
In February, attorneys for Manning filed a request for her release, arguing her detention is unlawfully punitive with no purpose because she will not testify under any circumstances.
Gee, that’s a shame.
apparently he didnt do a good job at the attempt, try try again
His failure shows his lack of commitment
MENTAL ILLNESS- how surprising. /sarc
He failed, well better luck next time traitor.
Had a micro-heart attack, though I read “Chelsea Clinton”.
Total head case.
Should have been weeded out before getting access to sensitive material.
Very high suicide rate among sex-changers. Chopping your penis off, does not cure mental illness, it defines it.
Why the sarcasm? Its true. Transgenders are more suicidal than average pop. Switching genders rarely corrects the problem...
But ... but ... the trans-whatevers are so emotionally stable.
“...is recovering after attempting to take her own life...”
His own life and that’s a shame....that he failed.
He never has understood that there are consequences for broken rules.
When you put the wrong hormones into the wrong body, it tends to cause depression.
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This guy is a failure at everything.
Obama has blood on his hands...and the media washes it off for him. Judgment Day comes for us all in the end.
And we paid for all his medical castration...thanks to Obama.
The game of life is hard to play.
He’s gonna lose it anyway.
The losing card he’ll someday lay,
So this is all I have to say.
Suicide is painless.
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