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.
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.
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statements about Julian Assange or WikiLeaks, according to an email marked "confidential legal communication" and "not for publication" that was, ahem, subsequently leaked.