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Chelsea Manning is being held in custody for refusing to testify before a secret big jury

Chelsea Manning, an anti-secretary activist and former US anti-intelligence analyst, whose release of classified information to WikiLeaks 2010 led to a worldwide controversy over military openness and whistleblower protection, was detained in a federal court on Friday after a federal judge found her in contempt of court to refuse to answer questions before a secret grand jury.At the end of January, manning was sentenced to testify before a federal big jury in a sealed case by the US District Court in the Eastern District of Virginia &#821On Friday, after refusing to answer the jury's questions, a federal judge found her in contempt for the court and ordered her to be held in prison until she decides to testify or until the jury finishes her work.In a statement released earlier this week, Manning said she was "prepared to face the consequences" of her refusal to answer the panel's questions."A judge will consider the legal bases of my refusal to answer questions in front of a large jury," Manning said. "The court can find me in contempt and order me to jail."In 2013, Manning was sentenced to 35 years of imprisonment for unauthorized disclosure of classified material published by WikiLeaks 2010. The leaks contained millions of diplomatic cables and a video of July 2007 by an American helicopter in Baghdad shooting at a group of civilians who killed two Reuters photographers and wounded two children.Her opinion was driven by President Barack Obama in 2017.This is a developing story. Please check back for…

Chelsea Manning, an anti-secretary activist and former US anti-intelligence analyst, whose release of classified information to WikiLeaks 2010 led to a worldwide controversy over military openness and whistleblower protection, was detained in a federal court on Friday after a federal judge found her in contempt of court to refuse to answer questions before a secret grand jury.

At the end of January, manning was sentenced to testify before a federal big jury in a sealed case by the US District Court in the Eastern District of Virginia &#821

On Friday, after refusing to answer the jury’s questions, a federal judge found her in contempt for the court and ordered her to be held in prison until she decides to testify or until the jury finishes her work.

In a statement released earlier this week, Manning said she was “prepared to face the consequences” of her refusal to answer the panel’s questions.

“A judge will consider the legal bases of my refusal to answer questions in front of a large jury,” Manning said. “The court can find me in contempt and order me to jail.”

In 2013, Manning was sentenced to 35 years of imprisonment for unauthorized disclosure of classified material published by WikiLeaks 2010. The leaks contained millions of diplomatic cables and a video of July 2007 by an American helicopter in Baghdad shooting at a group of civilians who killed two Reuters photographers and wounded two children.

Her opinion was driven by President Barack Obama in 2017.

This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.

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