Wikileaks source Chelsea Manning released from jail

Former Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning is out of jail now after 62 days despite refusing to testify into Wikileaks. She was taken into custody in March this year and is learned to be appearing before a grand jury again on May 16.

The 31-year-old was found guilty in 2013 in espionage case for leaking secret military files to Wikileas. However, later she was commuted.

During her trial in 2013 Manning had submitted her testimony and so lately refused to answer further questions of investigators related to the matter.

Her lawyers released a statement stating, “Today marked the expiration of the term of the grand jury, and so, after 62 days of confinement, Chelsea was released from the Alexandria Detention Center earlier today.”

Before her release Manning was served with another subpoena and so once again she will be held in contempt of court. She will be returning to custody again.

In March when she refused to answer questions, her lawyers asked she be confined at home citing medical ground. The judge revoked the request saying US Marshals would address to her care needs.

The 31-year-old was found guilty in 2013 in espionage case for leaking secret military files to Wikileas. However, later she was commuted.

Manning was arrested in 2010 in Iraq on allegation of disclosing more than 700,000 confidential documents, diplomatic cables and videos to Wikileaks.

She was found guilty of 20 charges and sentenced to 35 years. In 2017 former President Barack Obama commuted her sentence.

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