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Chelsea Manning will spend seven days in solitary confinement for suicide attempt

The Verge Friday, 23 September 2016 ()
Chelsea Manning will spend seven days in solitary confinement for suicide attemptChelsea Manning was convicted on two of three charges in a disciplinary hearing yesterday. The sentence is fourteen days of solitary confinement, although seven days of the sentence will be suspended.

"I am feeling hurt," Manning wrote in a statement after the verdict. "I am feeling lonely. I am embarrassed by the decision. I don’t know how to explain it."

The charges result from Manning’s suicide attempt in July. Prison officials alleged the attempt constituted a threat to the safety and orderly function of the prison itself. Manning also faced a Prohibited Property charge as a result of an improperly labeled book found in her cell. Manning was ultimately acquitted of resisting the "Force Cell Move Team" that removed her from her cell...
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Supporters of the transgender intelligence analyst Chelsea manning who was jailed for supplying classified material to antisecrecy group WikiLeaks say she has been ordered to spend two weeks in solitary confinement partly as punishment for a failed suicide attempt. Mana Rabiee reports.

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