MANNING WILL NEVER TESTIFY
Former Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning said in a new legal motion that she will never testify to a grand jury in Virginia investigating the website WikiLeaks, and it therefore makes no sense to continue to keep her in jail for refusing to do so. Manning has been jailed for two months for refusing to testify to the sitting grand jury. She appealed her incarceration to the federal appeals court in Richmond, Va., but a three-judge panel unanimously rejected her appeal last month. Now, in a motion filed Monday in Alexandria, Manning argues she has proven she’ll stick to her principles and should therefore be released. Federal law only allows a witness to be jailed on civil contempt if there’s a chance that the incarceration will coerce the witness into testifying. Manning served seven years in a military prison for leaking documents to WikiLeaks.