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Chelsea Manning incommunicado until Friday
by IndyRadio/David Roknich
Wednesday Jul 6th, 2016 3:22 PM
On Tuesday, a phone call scheduled for 2PM between Manning and her lawyers "could not be connected", according an army spokesman and what remains is a cryptic press release.

06jul16  The source of this release is Balestra Media whose clients include Free Chelsea Manning, ACLU. and Fight for the Future:

Chelsea Manning’s lead attorney, Nancy Hollander released the following statement at about 2:00pm EST today:

“We’re shocked and outraged that an official at Leavenworth contacted the press with private confidential medical information about Chelsea Manning yet no one at the Army has given a shred of information to her legal team.

“I had a privileged call scheduled with Chelsea at 2pm Leavenworth time yesterday, after the Army has now said she was hospitalized, but the Army gave the excuse—which I now believe to be an outright lie—that the call could not be connected although my team was waiting by the phone.

“Despite the fact that they have reached out to the media, and that any other prison will connect an emergency call, the Army has told her lawyers that the earliest time that they will accommodate a call between her lawyers and Chelsea is Friday morning. We call on the Army to immediately connect Chelsea Manning to her lawyers and friends who care deeply about her well-being and are profoundly distressed by the complete lack of official communication about Chelsea’s current situation.”

Contact: Christina DiPasquale, 202.716.1953, Christina@balestramedia.com

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§update from hospital
by IndyRadio Friday Jul 8th, 2016 4:10 PM
"The prison has notified us that Chelsea was hospitalized and remains under a doctor’s care. At this time her doctors are recommending against a call and we are respecting those recommendations but are in close touch with the facility and will continue to monitor her condition and hope to connect with her soon. To protect her privacy, that is all we can say at the moment. Please continue to send Chelsea your good thoughts and messages of support." https://www.chelseamanning.org/learn-more/write-to-chelsea-manning

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