Chelsea Manning recovering after suicide attempt, lawyers say


Former US intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning is recovering in hospital after trying to take her own life, her legal team has said. Police confirmed there was “an incident” involving Manning, 32, at a detention centre in Virginia where she has been held since last May. Manning was remanded for contempt of court for refusing to testify before an inquiry into Wikileaks.

She is due to appear before a court in Alexandria, Virginia, on Friday. Andy Stepanian, a spokesman for Manning’s legal team, said she continued to refuse to “participate in a secret grand jury process that she sees as 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,” Mr Stepanian said.(BBC)…[+]