Chelsea Manning

Jessica Corbett, staff writer
Demonstrators protest outside the Westminster Magistrates' Court in London on October 21, 2019. (Photo: Isabel Infantes/AFP via Getty Images)
The opposition argues the case must "be brought to an end" as the prime minister says the WikiLeaks founder will be "free to return home" if extradition battle won.
Brett Wilkins, staff writer
Nils Melzer, the top United Nations anti-torture official, is urging President Donald Trump to pardon Julian Assange. (Photo: Prachatai/Flickr Creative Commons)
"WikiLeaks fights secrecy and corruption throughout the world and, therefore,...
Brett Wilkins, staff writer
U.S. troops search an Iraqi family near Baquba on October 5, 2007. (Photo: Alexander Nemenov/AFP/Getty Images)
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and whistleblower Chelsea Manning have both...

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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."