Assange Faces 170 Years in Prison as US Files 17 New Charges Under Espionage Act

Assange Faces 170 Years in Prison as US Files 17 New Charges Under Espionage Act By Jason Ditz (ANTIWAR.COM) — As the US prepares to try to acquire WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange through extradition, the Justice Department has revealed a new series of charges against him. Assange would face 170 years in US prison if convicted. The new charges are 17 separate charges under the Espionage Act. According to the Justice Department, the charges are all related to leaking classified documents related to national security, which were part of the leaks from Chelsea…

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US Again Jails Chelsea Manning for Refusing to Testify on WikiLeaks

US Again Jails Chelsea Manning for Refusing to Testify on WikiLeaks By Jason Ditz (ANTIWAR.COM) — Released only last week after 62 days in detention for “contempt” from a previous grand jury for refusing to testify about WikiLeaks, whistleblower Chelsea Manning has been jailed by a new grand jury for the exact same reason. Manning has refused to testify against WikiLeaks, and her lawyers argued that the law doesn’t allow detention to continue if she’s not going to be coerced into testifying. The court never ruled on this, but released her when the…

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Chelsea Manning Remains in Jail Indefinitely

Chelsea Manning Remains in Jail Indefinitely By Andrea Germanos (CD) — Chelsea Manning remained in jail on Monday after a federal appeals court rejected her bid to be released and affirmed a lower court’s finding of contempt. The whistleblower was sent to jail March 8, and has spent part of the detention in solitary confinement for contempt due to her refusal to testify before a grand jury investigating WikiLeaks. Save Independent Media for as Little as $1 Per Month “Appellant Manning argues on appeal that the district court improperly denied her motion concerning electronic surveillance,…

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Chelsea Manning Faces Contempt Charge After Refusal to Answer Grand Jury Questions

Chelsea Manning Faces Contempt Charge After Refusal to Answer Grand Jury Questions By Julia Conley (CD) – Army whistleblower Chelsea Manning expressed no regrets Thursday when she revealed that she faces a contempt hearing— and possible jail time—after declining to answer a grand jury’s questions. Manning appeared before a grand jury Wednesday after being subpoenaed, apparently to discuss her 2010 disclosure of government and military documents about the U.S. wars in Afghanistan and Iraq to WikiLeaks. The subpoena came about three months after federal prosecutors in Virginia’s Eastern District, where the former Army intelligence…

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