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Chelsea Manning Again Attempts Suicide in Prison, Attorney Says

Source: Nbc

Chelsea Manning attempted suicide for the second time in recent months while the transgender soldier remains imprisoned in Kansas for leaking classified information, two of her attorneys said Friday.

Attorneys Vincent Ward and Chase Strangio declined to divulge details of Manning's suicide attempt last month at a military prison at Kansas' Fort Leavenworth. Wayne Hall, an Army spokesman, said medical privacy laws barred him from discussing the matter.

But Manning's attorneys cited her prison conditions including the solitary confinement that her legal team says she received as punishment for her July suicide attempt as contributing to their client's fragile mental state.

Strangio, in an email to The Associated Press, called her treatment since her 2010 arrest and subsequent time serving a 35-year sentence "demoralizing and destabilizing assaults on her health and humanity."

Read more: http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/chelsea-manning-again-attempts-suicide-prison-attorney-says-n678386?cid=sm_fb

Manning needs a padded cell with no sharp corners for the remaining 30 years.
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