10:50 GMT29 October 2020
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    Chelsea Manning, the former US Private sentenced to 35 years in prison for leaking classified intel to WikiLeaks, has been rushed to the hospital after allegedly attempting to hang herself in her cell at Fort Leavenworth military prison.

    Manning, 28, was hospitalized after a suspected suicide attempt, US officials said. She was later released from the prison hospital, but is being monitored by prison staff. 

    ​The whistleblower leaked thousands of classified Army documents to WikiLeaks in 2010, including diplomatic cables and airstrike videos, which later became known as the Afghan War Diaries. She was later charged with 21 counts of espionage and sentenced to 35 years behind bars in Fort Leavenworth, the US' only maximum-security military prison. 

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    whistleblower, prison, WikiLeaks, Chelsea Manning, Fort Leavenworth, US
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