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Judge Orders Chelsea Manning and Jeremy Hammond Released From Jail

Documents ordering the release of Chelsea Manning and former AntiSec hacker Jeremy Hammond were signed on Thursday by the same U.S. District judge who had them both detained in a Virginia jail last year for refusing to testify in the federal grand jury investigating WikiLeaks. Read More >>

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Psychologist Finds Chelsea Manning’s Imprisonment Pointless as Lawyers Seek Her Release

Attorneys for imprisoned activist and former US Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning have filed a new motion for her release from the jail in the US state of Virginia where she’s been held for almost a year. Read More >>

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Chelsea Manning Responds After Top U.N. Official Labels Her Imprisonment ‘Torture’

In her first public statement since a top United Nations official equated her imprisonment to torture, former Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning reaffirmed her pledge to remain in jail rather than testify before a grand jury investigating WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. Read More >>

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Jeremy Hammond, Former WikiLeaks Source, Held in Contempt

Former hacktivist Jeremy Hammond, a one-time WikiLeaks source, who admitted to leaking stolen files from a private intelligence firm, was held in contempt on Thursday after allegedly refusing to testify before a federal grand jury in the Eastern District of Virginia. Read More >>

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Chelsea Manning Can Remain in Jail for Another Year, Judge Rules

Chelsea Manning, a former Army intelligence analyst-turned-whistleblower, may remain behind bars for up to another year and face nearly a half-million dollars in fines over her ongoing refusal to testify before a grand jury about her disclosure of classified information to WikiLeaks. Read More >>

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Chelsea Manning’s Lawyers Ask Again For Her Release, Say She’ll Never ‘Betray Her Principles’

Attorneys for Chelsea Manning on Friday have once again asked the court to release the activist and whistleblower from her confinement in Virginia on the basis that she cannot be coerced to testify in the Justice Department’s ongoing investigation into Wikileaks and its founder Julian Assange. Read More >>

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Julian Assange Fails to Appear in London Court Citing Serious Health Problems

Julian Assange failed to appear via video link for an extradition hearing in a London court today after WikiLeaks said that it was “gravely concerned” for Assange’s health. Read More >>

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FBI Sued Over Files on Dead Hacker Who Turned In Chelsea Manning

A researcher seeking access to the FBI’s files on Adrian Lamo—a deceased hacker best known for informing on whistleblower Chelsea Manning—filed a lawsuit last week citing the bureau’s failure to properly respond to her request. Read More >>

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Julian Assange’s Electronics Reportedly Shared With U.S. Prosecutors, Despite Pending Extradition Hearing

WikiLeaks editor in chief Kristinn Hrafnsson has issued a warning that any information recovered by U.S. authorities from Julian Assange’s devices – seized following his expulsion from London’s Ecuadorian embassy in April – is likely to be tampered with, claiming that chain-of-custody procedures have already been violated. Read More >>

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Chelsea Manning is Going Back to Jail – Again

Chelsea Manning, who was released from jail last week after the federal grand jury she was subpoenaed to testify before lapsed, was taken back into custody on Thursday as a recalcitrant witness. Read More >>

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Julian Assange Declines Voluntary Extradition to the U.S. in Latest Court Appearance

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange had his second court date of the week this morning where he formally declined extradition to the U.S. to face charges brought by the Justice Department. The WikiLeaks founder was sentenced in London to nearly a year in prison yesterday for jumping bail in 2012. Read More >>

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The U.S. Case Against Assange is Looking Sort of Flimsy

When federal prosecutors last week announced that charges against Julian Assange included conspiracy to “break a password to a classified U.S. government computer,” one immediately assumed that the password in question had actually been broken. However, an indictment unsealed Monday indicates that may have not been the case. It also appears U.S. attorneys have been doing their best to minimise that fact. Read More >>

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Assange Charges Finally Reveal Why Chelsea Manning Is Sitting in Jail

Charges announced by the US Justice Department on Thursday against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange provide fresh insight into why federal prosecutors sought to question whistleblower Chelsea Manning last month before a federal grand jury in the Eastern District of Virginia. Read More >>

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Chelsea Manning’s Lawyers Say No Formal Accusation She Gave False Statements During Court Martial

Chelsea Manning’s legal team went into damage-control mode Thursday after a headline by the Daily Beast suggested that prosecutors had accused her of lying or mistakenly giving false testimony during her 2013 court-martial. Read More >>

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Why Chelsea Manning Decided to Go to Jail in Protest

Chelsea Manning is not accused of committing any new crime. But she is now a prisoner of the US government once again and may remain one for up to 18 months. Read More >>