Chelsea Manning released from jail after refusing to testify to grand jury

Chelsea Manning released from jail after refusing to testify to grand jury
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Former Army intelligence analyst Chelsea ManningChelsea Elizabeth ManningWaPo announces plans to increase investigative journalism staff US to question Assange friend jailed in Ecuador: report US extradition case for Assange set for next year MORE was released from jail on Thursday after a grand jury she refused to testify before expired, her lawyers announced.

Manning's attorneys said that while she was being released, she had been served with another subpoena to testify before a different grand jury or face more jail time.

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“Today marked the expiration of the term of the grand jury, and so, after 62 days of confinement, Chelsea was released from the Alexandria Detention Center earlier today," her lawyers said in a statement.

"Unfortunately, even prior to her release, Chelsea was served with another subpoena. This means she is expected to appear before a different grand jury, on Thursday, May 16, 2019, just one week from her release today."

The lawyers said it was "conceivable" that Manning would again be held in contempt of court and return to the jail in Alexandria, Va., as soon as next week.

"Chelsea will continue to refuse to answer questions, and will use every available legal defense to prove to District Judge Trenga that she has just cause for her refusal to give testimony," the lawyers said.

Manning was jailed earlier this year after reportedly refusing to testify in a case regarding WikiLeaks founder Julian AssangeJulian Paul Assange3 real problems Republicans need to address to win in 2020 Mueller on Trump's WikiLeaks embrace: 'Problematic is an understatement' The Hill's Morning Report - A raucous debate on race ends with Trump admonishment MORE, who faces extradition to the U.S. after being arrested by British authorities.

She was sentenced to 35 years in prison in 2013 over the disclosure to WikiLeaks of classified materials. Her criminal conviction for the act was commuted by former President Obama in 2017.