Chelsea Manning Faces Charges After Suicide Attempt: Attorneys | NBC4 Washington
National & International News
The day’s top national and international news

Chelsea Manning Faces Charges After Suicide Attempt: Attorneys

Manning was convicted in 2013 on espionage charges

    processing...

    NEWSLETTERS

    AP
    In this undated file photo provided by the U.S. Army, Pfc. Chelsea Manning poses for a photo.

    Jailed transgender soldier Chelsea Manning is facing "administrative offenses" related to her July 5 suicide attempt that could result in indefinite solitary confinement, her attorneys have said.

    Manning, who was convicted in 2013 on espionage charges for sending more than 700,000 classified documents to the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks, was briefly hospitalized earlier this month for an unknown medical condition. It was later confirmed she had tried to end her own life. 

    According to the American Civil Liberties Union, the new charges against Manning include "resisting the force cell move team," "prohibited property" and "conduct which threatens." 

    A spokesman for the Army did not return NBC News' request for comment.

    Pence to Conservatives: 'This Is Our Time'

    [NATL] Pence to Conservatives: 'This Is Our Time'
    Vice President Mike Pence spoke at the Conservative Political Action Conference Thursday evening in National Harbor, Maryland. It was the ninth time that Pence has spoken at the gathering, but the first in his new role as vice president.
    (Published Friday, Feb. 24, 2017)