Chelsea Manning Hospitalized After Suicide Attempt in Jail

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Former Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning speaks with reporters
Former Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning speaks with reporters, after arriving at the federal courthouse in Alexandria, Va., Thursday, May 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

Chelsea Manning was hospitalized after attempting suicide Wednesday at a jail in Virginia, according to multiple reports.

Manning’s legal team said that the former analyst is recovering at a hospital, the Associated Press reported.

She was scheduled to appear in court Friday, according to the AP. Manning has been in jail since May 2019, when she refused to testify in a grand jury investigation into Julian Assange and WikiLeaks.

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Manning has been sanctioned for her refusal, and she was due in court for a hearing on a motion to end those sanctions, the AP reported.

Previously, Manning served seven years in a military prison for leaking classified documents. President Barack Obama commuted her 35-year sentence in 2017 on one of his final days in office.

Local police confirmed in a statement that Manning is safe.

A spokesperson for her legal team told the AP that Manning “remains unwavering in her refusal to participate in a secret grand jury process that she sees as highly susceptible to abuse.”

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