Whistleblower Chelsea Manning has been released from a Virginia jail the place she spent the final 62 days for refusing to testify on her 2010 leak of categorized army information earlier than a grand jury.
Manning was released from William G. Truesdale Adult Detention Center in Alexandria, Virginia on Thursday, after the time period of the grand jury earlier than which she was presupposed to testify expired, her authorized workforce stated in an announcement reported by the Sparrow Project.
However, the WikiLeaks whistleblower and activist might quickly be locked up once more and has already been served with one other subpoena requesting her to testify earlier than a special set of jurors.
“Unfortunately, even prior to her release, Chelsea was served with another subpoena. This means she is expected to appear before a different grand jury, on Thursday, May 16, 2019, just one week from her release today,” her legal professionals stated.
Despite spending over two months behind bars, Manning has no intention to cave in to the demand and make herself obtainable to a secret grand jury’s questioning, in keeping with the assertion.
“Chelsea will continue to refuse to answer questions, and will use every available legal defense to prove to District Judge Trenga that she has just cause for her refusal to give testimony.”
Manning insists that she already gave an “exhaustive testimony” on all of the issues regarding her disclosure of army paperwork at a 2013 courtroom martial. In an 8-page declaration filed to the Virginia courtroom on May 6, Manning accused the US authorities of utilizing the “corrupt and abusive tool” of grand jury to “harass and disrupt political opponents and activists.”
She argued that the US authorities are exacting revenge on her by launching “a vindictive and politically motivated investigation and prosecution.”