Chelsea Manning was released from prison a month following her refusal to testify before the grand jury in the WikiLeaks case.

Manning, a former military intelligence analyst, was convicted of leaking hundreds of classified documents to WikiLeaks in 2010. She was sentenced to 35 years in prison, but she had her sentence reduced to seven years by former President Barack Obama and was released in 2017.

Last February, Manning received a subpoena to appear before the grand jury to testify. Although she was granted immunity, she refused to answer any questions about WikiLeaks and was jailed for contempt of court.

Her reasoning for doing so was that she was morally against the method they were using to coerce testimony from her.

“I will not participate in a secret process that I morally object to, particularly one that has been used to entrap and persecute activists for protected political speech,” Manning said to the grand jury as she was detained.


Manning was released on Thursday but faces a second subpoena from a different grand jury. She is due in court on May 16 and is expected to return to custody.

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