Coronavirus lockdown delays U.S. extradition case against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange

Hearings in the U.S. extradition case against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will not go ahead next month as scheduled because of the coronavirus lockdown which prevents lawyers from attending court, a British judge decided on Monday. The 48-year-old is held at London’s Belmarsh Prison where he is fighting a request by the United States to… Read More Coronavirus lockdown delays U.S. extradition case against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange

U.S. judge orders release of former intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning

Former U.S. Army soldier and WikiLeaks source Chelsea Manning was released from prison on Thursday on a judge’s order after being held since May for refusing to testify in an ongoing U.S. investigation of WikiLeaks. U.S. District Court Judge Anthony Trenga in Alexandria, Virginia, ordered Manning released because the grand jury hearing the case had… Read More U.S. judge orders release of former intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning

U.S. appeals court denies bail request of former intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning

A federal appeals court on Monday denied a request by former U.S. Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning to be released from jail on bail, and upheld a lower court’s decision to hold Manning in civil contempt for refusing to testify before a grand jury. The ruling marks a blow for Manning, who has been detained… Read More U.S. appeals court denies bail request of former intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning

Federal judge jails former U.S. Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning for contempt

Former U.S. Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning was taken to jail on Friday after a federal judge in Alexandria, Virginia, held her in contempt for refusing to testify before a federal grand jury, representatives for Manning and the U.S. Justice Department confirmed. Manning had appeared before the grand jury on Wednesday but declined to answer… Read More Federal judge jails former U.S. Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning for contempt