Judge Denies Chelsea Manning A Hearing, Insists Hundreds Of Thousands Of Dollars In Fines Are Not Punishment
A federal judge denied Chelsea Manning’s motion to reconsider fines imposed against her for refusing to testify before the grand jury investigating WikiLeaks. He also undermined due process and refused to hold a hearing
When Judge Anthony Trenga sent Chelsea Manning back to jail, he urged her to reflect on her principled opposition to testifying before the grand jury investigating WikiLeaks. Manning took Trenga’s admonishment seriously and wrote a letter to Trenga that outlined why she opposes the grand jury in general. She delved
Chelsea Manning requested a hearing to challenge the harsh fines levied to force her to testify before the grand jury investigating WikiLeaks.
In Charging Assange With 17 Espionage Act Offenses, Prosecutors Claim Power To Decide Who Is And Is Not A Journalist
To listen to the story, click the above player. In a superseding indictment, the Justice Department charged WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange with 17 charges of violating the Espionage Act. The Justice Department has relied upon the Espionage Act to target whistleblowers for unauthorized disclosures of information. It has treated journalists
*Listen to the story by clicking the above player. Unable to break Chelsea Manning’s spirit by jailing her, the United States escalated efforts to force her to testify before a grand jury investigating WikiLeaks by imposing steep financial penalties. Judge Anthony Trenga held Manning in civil contempt and ordered her
In Rejecting Chelsea Manning’s Appeal, Court Essentially Ignores All Arguments For Release From Jail
The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals offered no explanation in rejecting an appeal from Chelsea Manning, which challenged her civil contempt charge.
An FBI affidavit shows prosecutors are focused on criminalizing WikiLeaks’ publication of the Iraq and Afghanistan War Logs.
Justice Department Charges Julian Assange With Computer Crime But Alleges Conspiracy To Abet Espionage
The Justice Department dramatically escalated its political prosecution of WikiLeaks editor-in-chief Julian Assange, alleging he abetted the disclosure of classified information.
Chelsea Manning remains in conditions of prolonged solitary confinement, and her attorneys argue she should be released from jail pending her appeal.
Chelsea Manning is once again detained in conditions of solitary confinement while United States authorities deny this reality to the press.