A US soldier charged with leaking classified material to WikiLeaks says he tied a bedsheet into a noose while considering suicide in detention as he awaited trial.
He is seeking dismissal of his case, claiming he was illegally punished by being held for nine months in restrictive conditions designed to prevent self-harm.
He arrived at the brig classified as a suicide risk. Eight days later, he was upgraded to the less restrictive "prevention of injury" status.
Manning maintains that neither designation was appropriate because he did not feel like hurting himself after leaving Kuwait.