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Judge Rejects New Hearing for Jailed Whistleblower Chelsea Manning as Fines Mount

HeadlineAug 09, 2019

In the United States, a federal judge has denied a request by U.S. Army whistleblower Chelsea Manning to reconsider mounting fines imposed on her for refusing to cooperate in a federal grand jury investigation into WikiLeaks. The penalties began at $500 per day and have now risen to $1,000 daily, as Manning refuses to testify about her leak of hundreds of thousands of secret State Department and Pentagon documents to WikiLeaks — including evidence of U.S. war crimes.

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