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Judge Orders Release of Chelsea Manning

Chelsea Manning on May 2, 2018 in Berlin. TOBIAS SCHWARZ / AFP

A federal judge on Thursday March 12 ordered the release of Chelsea Manning who had been incarcerated since May for refusing to testify before a grand jury.

US district judge Anthony Trenga ordered the release of the former military intelligence analyst on Thursday after prosecutors reported that the grand jury that had summoned her to appear had been dissolved.

Unable to force her

The judge upheld more than $ 250,000 in fines for refusing to testify before the grand jury, which investigates WikiLeaks. A hearing was scheduled for Friday. Manning argued that she had shown that she proved that she could not be forced to testify and that she should therefore be released. Her lawyers said on Wednesday that she had attempted suicide at Alexandria prison.

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