A federal judge in Virginia ordered former Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning to be jailed Friday for refusing to provide testimony to a grand jury investigating the anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks.
U.S. District Judge Claude Hilton ordered Manning into custody following a brief hearing that was partially closed to the public.
Prior to the hearing, Manning had warned that she objected to the grand jury’s inquiry and would refuse to cooperate.
In 2013, Manning was sentenced to 35 years in prison for her role in leaking a cache of classified government material to WikiLeaks. Her sentence was commuted in 2017 by President Barack Obama.
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In refusing to testify this week, Manning claimed that she had already provided the government “extensive testimony” during her 2013 prosecution.
On Friday, Manning’s lawyers requested the judge ordered her to be confined at home as part of the contempt order, but Hilton refused.
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