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."
Given that Manning still faces a $256,000 fine for refusing to testify about WikiLeaks to a grand jury, said one reporter, "she will now struggle with destitution and poverty, but at least she will no longer be in a jail cell."
Manning's legal team said her actions "evidence the strength of her convictions...
"Using the draconian wartime powers of the Espionage Act against Assange...
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