Chelsea Manning ordered to return to jail, says she’d ‘rather starve to death’ than testify

Former Army intelligence analyst and whistleblower Chelsea Manning is being sent back to jail today, following the arrival of a new grand jury in an ongoing WikiLeaks case for which Manning was ordered to testify and refused.

Manning spent 62 days in jail over the course of the last two and half months for her initial refusal, and she only got out last week on a technicality related to the expiration of the prior grand jury’s term. Now with a new grand jury in place for the case, which is under the US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, US District Judge Anthony Trenga has again found Manning in civil contempt for refusing to testify and says more jail time may sway her decision.

However, Manning was adamant that…

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Author: Nick Statt