The goal of imprisoning Manning for contempt of a grand jury is explicitly to compel her to testify.
Ms. Manning herself told the judge directly: "I would rather starve to death than change my principles in this regard".
Chelsea Manning was ordered to be returned to jail on Thursday, just a week after she was freed following two months in custody.
Manning is also requesting that the court force the government to turn over any evidence that she was electronically surveilled by any USA intelligence agencies.
Manning was slapped with the second subpoena while in jail to appear before the grand jury Thursday "but for (the) same questions", according to a tweet posted on Manning's Twitter account last week. In addition to being in jail, the judge ordered Manning to start paying 500 dollars per day in fines after 30 days in jail and one thousand dollars per day after 69 days.Читайте также: City are innocent until proven guilty over FFP probe, insists Guardiola
Prosecutors have not publicly disclosed the specific nature of the investigation in which they seek to have Manning testify.
He said that the grand jury has given her immunity for her truthful testimony and that grand juries' role in the legal system is to serve as a check on prosecutors by requiring them to present evidence to a group of ordinary citizens before obtaining an indictment. Assange has been charged with conspiring with Manning to break into military computers to help her transmit a vast trove of U.S. state secrets to the open information organization in 2010.
USA prosecutors publicly released the indictment against Assange after he was evicted from Ecuador's London embassy, where he took refuge in 2012 fearing extradition to the United States or Sweden. "It is telling that the United States has always been more concerned with the disclosure of those documents than with the damning substance of the disclosures".
In a statement at the time she was taken into custody, Manning said she "will not participate in a secret process that I morally object to, particularly one that has been historically used to entrap and persecute activists for protected political speech". Really? Manning should probably get some better attorneys because the ones she has now don't seem to be serving her interests very well.
Both US and Swedish authorities are seeking his extradition.
She has refused to answer further questions about Wikileaks from investigators because she says she has already given her testimony during the 2013 trial.
Ms. Manning served seven years in a military prison for leaking a trove of documents to WikiLeaks before former president Barack Obama commuted the remainder of her 35-year sentence.При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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