Chelsea Manning freed, jailed again?

This 2017 video saus about itself:

Collateral Murder‘, the Video That Got Chelsea Manning Convicted

Were it not for the bravery of Chelsea Manning and her release of the Collateral Murder video to WikiLeaks, Americans would still be unaware of the war crimes that take place at their expense, and in their names.

By Sean Hollister in the USA:

Chelsea Manning has been released from jail, but she may be back in a week

She refused to testify about WikiLeaks

May 9, 2019, 8:36pm EDT

Whistleblower and former Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning is no longer in jail — but that could change as early as next week.

According to a press release from Manning’s attorneys — via Sparrow Media — she was released from the William G. Truesdale Adult Detention Center in Alexandria, VA earlier today, after spending 62 days in jail for refusing to testify about WikiLeaks after being subpoenaed for an ongoing investigation.

That investigation isn’t to be confused for the prior espionage charges against Manning herself. She already served her time for that, having been released from prison in 2017 after President Obama commuted her sentence to just over seven years in total. In a former life, Bradley Manning was originally sentenced to 35 years in prison.

But according to Manning’s attorneys, today’s release is on a technicality — the grand jury’s term in the new case has expired, but she’ll be back in court (and if she refuses to testify again, possibly behind bars) as soon as next Thursday when a new grand jury arrives.

“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,” they explain.

According to the statement, Manning plans to continue to refuse to answer questions about WikiLeaks.

Three days ago, Manning’s attorney filed a motion for her to be released “on the basis that, as she will never be convinced to cooperate with the grand jury, further confinement serves no lawful purpose and must be terminated.”

After 62 days locked away in a jail cell in Virginia, whistleblower Chelsea Manning was released from detention on Thursday morning. Even before she got out of jail, however, the courageous whistleblower was served with a new subpoena to demand her testimony before another grand jury on May 17. Thus, she could be returned to jail as early as next week: here.

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