The transgender soldier imprisoned in Kansas for sending classified information to the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks now faces possible punishment for offenses stemming from a suicide attempt, a civil rights group says.
The American Civil Liberties Union said in a statement that Chelsea Manning, 28, received a document from Army officials Thursday saying she is being investigated for “administrative offenses,” including “conduct which threatens,” related to her July 5 suicide attempt at the military prison at Fort Leavenworth, where she is serving a 35-year sentence.
It’s unclear how the alleged offenses under investigation by the Army relate to the suicide attempt. An Army spokesman did not immediately respond to an email seeking comment.
The ACLU said that if Manning is convicted of the offenses, she could be placed in indefinite solitary confinement.