Former U.S. Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning speaks to reporters outside the U.S. federal courthouse shortly before appearing before a federal judge and being taken into custody as he held her in contempt of court for refusing to testify before a federal grand jury in Alexandria, Virginia, U.S. March 8, 2019. (Reuters/Ford Fischer/News2Share)

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A federal appeals court on Monday denied a request by former U.S. Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning to be released from jail on bail, and upheld a lower court's decision to hold Manning in civil contempt for refusing to testify before a grand jury.

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WikiLeaks editor Kristinn Hrafnsson and Julian Assange's lawyer Jennifer Robinson. (Associated Press/Alastair Grant)

A bearded (and quite pale) Julian Assange was dragged from the Ecuadorian embassy on Thursday, which the UK Home Office says came "in relation to a provisional extradition request" from the United States. The Department of Justice has charged him with "conspiracy to commit computer intrusion" with then-Army Intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning.

So what now?

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Chelsea Manning (U.S. Army photo)

Former Army intelligence analyst turned whistleblower Chelsea Manning has been ordered jailed until she testifies before a grand jury as part of an investigation into Wikileaks, a federal judge ruled on Friday.

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Many of the world's news organizations have been instructed to not say nearly 200 "false and defamatory" statements about Julian Assange or WikiLeaks, according to an email marked "confidential legal communication" and "not for publication" that was, ahem, subsequently leaked.

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The Ecuadorean embassy in London has sent Julian Assange a memo instructing him to clean his freaking bathroom and take better care of his cat.

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Wikileaks founder Julian Assange reportedly tried to obtain a Russian visa in 2010, according to the Associated Press.

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