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USA: Chelsea Manning fails in bid to challenge Wikileaks probe subpoena02:56

USA: Chelsea Manning fails in bid to challenge Wikileaks probe subpoena

United States, Alexandria
March 5, 2019 at 19:46 GMT +00:00 · Published

American whistleblower and former US Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning failed in her bid to avoid being forced to testify in front of a grand jury that is thought to be investigating WikiLeaks, in Alexandria, Virginia on Tuesday.

Manning however said that she would continue to try and get the subpoena quashed, commenting that "we still have ground to litigate so we are gonna be here tomorrow."

Manning, who served seven years of a military sentence for leaking US military and diplomatic documents to Julian Assange's WikiLeaks organisation, was cheered by a group of supporters as she spoke to the press.

After the hearing, Manning said she wanted to make the details about the case public and transparent: "At this stage what we are trying to do is we are trying to quash the motion. I think that in the interest of transparency what we really want to do is get the motion made public, cause it's currently sealed and also to have the hearing to hear the motion being made public."

It has been reported that Assange is facing charges within the same Alexandria court district, which have not been revealed to the public after prosecutors apparently inadvertently disclosed the existence of the case in 2018.

USA: Chelsea Manning fails in bid to challenge Wikileaks probe subpoena02:56
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American whistleblower and former US Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning failed in her bid to avoid being forced to testify in front of a grand jury that is thought to be investigating WikiLeaks, in Alexandria, Virginia on Tuesday.

Manning however said that she would continue to try and get the subpoena quashed, commenting that "we still have ground to litigate so we are gonna be here tomorrow."

Manning, who served seven years of a military sentence for leaking US military and diplomatic documents to Julian Assange's WikiLeaks organisation, was cheered by a group of supporters as she spoke to the press.

After the hearing, Manning said she wanted to make the details about the case public and transparent: "At this stage what we are trying to do is we are trying to quash the motion. I think that in the interest of transparency what we really want to do is get the motion made public, cause it's currently sealed and also to have the hearing to hear the motion being made public."

It has been reported that Assange is facing charges within the same Alexandria court district, which have not been revealed to the public after prosecutors apparently inadvertently disclosed the existence of the case in 2018.