Chelsea Manning would rather die than be coerced

Play “Love Me or Leave Me,” by the great Bud Powell,
Play “The Blood-Stained Banner,” play “Murder Most Foul.” – Bob Dylan

The US Attorney may have trouble proving a case against Assange without Manning’s testimony.

Last Thursday afternoon, a District Court judge in Virginia ordered that Chelsea Manning be released from jail, where she has been held since last May for refusing to testify before a grand jury. The Judge noted:

“The court finds Ms. Manning’s appearance before the Grand Jury is no longer needed, in light of which her detention no longer serves any coercive purpose.”

Manning has attempted suicide in jail.

Chelsea would rather die that be coerced to give evidence against Assange.

Chelsea Manning, photographed in Washington, D.C., in January 2018. Photo: Jesse Dittmar/Redux

Ian Curr
Monday, 16 Mar 2020

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