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Friday, August 18, 2017

U.S. whistleblower Chelsea Manning made an attempt to take her life last week, her lawyers said on Tuesday. Authorities sentenced 28-year-old Manning, born Bradley Manning, to 35 years in prison in 2013 for leaking some 700,000 confidential files to Julian Assange’s Wikileaks. She has been made to carry out her sentence at an all-male facility in…

 

Photo: U.S. soldier Chelsea Manning is pictured dressed as a woman in this 2010 photograph obtained on August 14, 2013. Courtesy U.S. Army/Handout via REUTERS