Judge orders Chelsea Manning released from jail

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A federal judge on Thursday ordered that Chelsea Manning be released from jail. He has spent a year there for refusing to testify before a grand jury investigating WikiLeaks and its founder, Julian Assange.

Manning, a former Army intelligence analyst who in 2010 leaked secret military and diplomatic documents to WikiLeaks, tried to kill herself on Wednesday and was being treated in a hospital, her lawyers said.

Image result for chelsea manningThe judge, Anthony Trenga, said he also had dismissed the grand jury after it completed its work.

“The court finds that  Ms. Manning’s  appearance before the grand jury is no longer needed, in light of which her detention no longer serves any coercive purpose,” Judge Trenga wrote.

Manning still is on the hook for $256,000 in fines.

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