WikiLeaks informant Chelsea Manning (known as Bradley Manning before the transgender transition) tried to kill herself in a detention facility. This was reported by The New York Times on March 11, citing her lawyers.
“Her actions show how strong her convictions are and how seriously her imprisonment is caused to her,” the lawyers said in a statement.
It also emphasizes that Manning is not going to betray his principles even under the threat of his life and health and will not participate in the process to which he was called as a witness. This is a secret hearing at which she refused to testify – presumably, the case concerns WikiLeaks
Representatives of the detention center where the former U.S. Army is being held confirmed that there had been an “incident.” Now Manning is engaged in doctors, her life is not in danger. It became known in March 2019 that she was detained for refusing to testify.
Manning, then a man named Bradley, was sentenced in 2013 to 35 years in prison for divulging state secrets and espionage. He gave WikiLeaks about 700,000 classified documents related to U.S. military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. The most famous leak was a 39-minute video of the killing of Iraqi civilians by the U.S. military.
In 2017, then-President Barack Obama reduced her sex-replacement sentenced to prison, the same year she was released.