Appeals court rejects Chelsea Manning appeal of contempt order

TheHill | 4/23/2019 | Jacqueline Thomsen
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A federal appeals court has denied Chelsea Manning’s request to overturn an order finding her in contempt for refusing to testify before a grand jury.

The order, issued Monday, rejected Manning’s argument that a judge improperly denied her request to say whether she was illegally electronically surveilled after she was convicted in 2013 for leaking classified material to WikiLeaks.

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“Upon consideration of the memorandum briefs filed on appeal and the record of proceedings in the district court, the court finds no error in the district court’s rulings and affirms its finding of civil contempt,” the order reads. “The court also denies appellant’s motion for release on bail.”

Manning had been held in contempt and has been in a federal prison since March, after she refused to testify before a grand jury in a WikiLeaks investigation. A federal judge...
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