Group Says Chelsea Manning Serving Two Weeks In Solitary

Friday, September 23rd 2016, 1:46 pm
By: News On 6

A nonprofit group says a transgender Oklahoma soldier imprisoned in Kansas for leaking classified information faces up to two weeks in solitary confinement in part for a recent suicide attempt.

Fight for the Future said in a statement Friday that Chelsea Manning was sentenced Thursday to 14 days in solitary confinement. The statement was backed by one of Manning's lawyers.

Manning is serving 35 years in prison at Fort Leavenworth for passing classified files to WikiLeaks.

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The statement included comments from Manning, who said no date has been set for the discipline to start. She also said she can appeal and that she'll only have to serve seven days in solitary if she stays out of trouble for six months.

An Army spokesman didn't immediately respond to an email seeking comment.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.