While stilled jailed indefinitely, Chelsea Manning appears to have been released from solitary confinement.
According to a tweet posted on Thursday, Manning has been moved out of what is called “administrative segregation,” a housing designation that her supporters have likened to both solitary confinement and torture.
“After 28 days in so-called ‘administrative segregation’ (solitary confinement), Chelsea has finally been moved into general population at Truesdale Detention Center,” reads the tweet. “Chelsea is extremely grateful for everyone’s support. While this is a big win, there’s still a road ahead to get her out of jail.”
A federal judge sent Manning, a former army intelligence analyst who served three years in confinement and four years in military prison for leaking classified government documents to WikiLeaks, to Truesdale on March 6 after she refused to testify before a grand jury in an ongoing federal investigation into WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.
Supporters say that she has spent most, if not all, of the past four weeks living in conditions that the United Nations would probably deem torture, which Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez condemned earlier this week.
“Solitary confinement is torture,” Ocasio-Cortez said. “Chelsea is being tortured for whistleblowing, she should be released on bail, and we should ban extended solitary in the US.”
While Manning’s release from solitary confinement might seem promising, Manning’s legal team is working towards a full release from Truesdale on bail.