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Chelsea Manning Reportedly Being Held in Solitary Confinement

HeadlineMar 25, 2019

Supporters of U.S. Army whistleblower Chelsea Manning say she has been held in solitary confinement since being sent back to prison on March 8 after refusing to answer questions before a grand jury. Manning had been subpoenaed by federal prosecutors in Virginia’s Eastern District for questioning over her 2010 release to WikiLeaks of hundreds of thousands of State Department and Pentagon documents about the U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. She was imprisoned from 2010 to 2017 for the leak. During this time, Manning was also held in solitary confinement, which she described as a “practice that needs to be ended everywhere. Nothing justifies doing this to any human being.” The U.S. district judge in Virginia overseeing the case said Manning would remain in jail until either she agrees to testify or the grand jury concludes its work.

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