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The appeal court rejects Chelsea Manning's attempt to leave prison

A federal appeal court on Monday rejected a bid by the former army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning to be released from prison to refuse to testify to a large jury investigating Wikileaks.The tripartite unanimous decision of a three judge panel of the 4th American Court of Appeal in Richmond rejects both Manning's argument that she was mistakenly found in the court's court and her bail request while the controversy was disputed.Manning has been imprisoned at the Alexandria Detention Center since March 8 after refusing to testify to WikiLeaks major jury.Since her imprisonment, criminal charges against Wikileaks founder Julian Assange have been re-enacted and US officials have requested his extradition. Manning's lawyers argued that her testimony is not necessary, as Assange has already been charged.Manning served seven years in a military prison to leak a military and diplomatic document to Wikileaks before it &#821Manning's lawyers also argued that she told the authorities everything she knew during her investigation and that her prison was unnecessarily cruel, because the prison could not provide adequate care during the sex transformation operation Manning accused.Prosecutors replied that they believe that Manning, who was granted immunity to his great jury's testimony, may have more to say about her interactions with Wikileaks than previously described, and that Manning is unfair to interfere with the grand jury's work simply on her speculation that she was designated for harassment. They also say that the prison has gone out of its way to meet her medical needs.Prosecutors have called Mannings leak…

A federal appeal court on Monday rejected a bid by the former army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning to be released from prison to refuse to testify to a large jury investigating Wikileaks.

The tripartite unanimous decision of a three judge panel of the 4th American Court of Appeal in Richmond rejects both Manning’s argument that she was mistakenly found in the court’s court and her bail request while the controversy was disputed.

Manning has been imprisoned at the Alexandria Detention Center since March 8 after refusing to testify to WikiLeaks major jury.

Since her imprisonment, criminal charges against Wikileaks founder Julian Assange have been re-enacted and US officials have requested his extradition. Manning’s lawyers argued that her testimony is not necessary, as Assange has already been charged.

Manning served seven years in a military prison to leak a military and diplomatic document to Wikileaks before it &#821

Manning’s lawyers also argued that she told the authorities everything she knew during her investigation and that her prison was unnecessarily cruel, because the prison could not provide adequate care during the sex transformation operation Manning accused.

Prosecutors replied that they believe that Manning, who was granted immunity to his great jury’s testimony, may have more to say about her interactions with Wikileaks than previously described, and that Manning is unfair to interfere with the grand jury’s work simply on her speculation that she was designated for harassment. They also say that the prison has gone out of its way to meet her medical needs.

Prosecutors have called Mannings leak to Wikileaks one of the biggest compromises of classified information in US history.

Monday’s opinion was issued by Judges Allyson Duncan, a George W. Bush appointed Paul Niemayer, a George H.W. Bush-employed; and Robert King, a Clinton official.

In a statement issued by her law, Manning said she was considering appealing to the entire 4th circuit or to the Supreme Court.

“I have nothing to contribute to this, or any other great jury,” she said. “While I am missing home, they can continue to keep me in jail with all the damaging consequences that come. I will not give up.”

Her lawyer Moira Meltzer-Cohen said she did not believe that Manning’s testimony is necessary to the great jury.

“The probable purpose of her lawsuit is to help the prosecutor preview and undermine her potential testimony as a defense witness for an ongoing trial” by Assange, she said.

According to the judge’s contempt, Manning will be imprisoned until she agrees to testify or until the jury’s term is completed. That date is unknown.

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