A federal judge has ordered Chelsea Manning be released from jail in Virginia, where she's been held over a year for refusing to cooperate with a grand jury investigating Wikileaks. The ruling that her testimony "is no longer needed, in light of which her detention no longer serves any coercive purpose," came a day after news reports Manning had attempted suicide; her lawyers stressed the act proved again " she will not betray her principles, even at risk of grave harm to herself."
"No one should get tortured and fined hundreds of thousands of dollars, without even getting charged with a crime, for standing up for their rights."
Given that Manning still faces a $256,000 fine for refusing to testify about...
Manning's legal team said her actions "evidence the strength of her convictions...
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