Former Army Intelligence Analyst Chelsea Manning Arrested for Refusing to Testify to a Grand Jury
By CBS News // March 8, 2019
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(CBS NEWS) – Former Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning has been jailed for refusing to testify to a grand jury investigating Wikileaks.
U.S. District Judge Claude Hilton ordered Manning to jail for contempt of court on Friday after a brief hearing in which Manning confirmed she has no intention of testifying.
Manning has said she objects to the secrecy of the grand jury process, and that she already revealed everything she knows at her court martial. She told the judge she “will accept whatever you bring upon me.”
Manning’s lawyers had asked that she be sent to home confinement instead of the jail, because of medical complications she faces.
The judge said she will remain jailed until she testifies or until the grand jury concludes its work, and that U.S. marshals can handle her medical care. Prosecutor Tracy McCormick said the jail and the marshals have assured the government that her medical needs can be met.
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