Imprisoned transgender US soldier Chelsea Manning is speaking out after a suicide attempt.
‘I am okay,’ she tweets. ‘I’m glad to be alive. Thank you all for your love ❤ I will get through this. #standwithchelsea.’
The 28 year old was was taken to the hospital from her cell in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas on 5 July and later returned to the barracks.
She is currently serving a 35-year military prison sentence for leaking classified secrets to WikiLeaks.
Her attorneys Chase Strangio, Vincent Ward and Nancy Hollander confirmed the suicide attempt in a joint statement: ‘Last week, Chelsea made a decision to end her life. Her attempt to take her own life was unsuccessful.’
The attorneys are upset with the US Army for publicly confirming that Manning had been hospitalized calling it a ‘gross breach of confidentiality,’ according to the Associated Press.
The attorneys spoke with Manning on the phone Monday (11 July) and say she will remain under close supervision for several weeks.
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