Please disable your Ad Blocker to better interact with this website.

Connect with us

Free Speech

Chelsea Manning is Back in Jail After Standing for Press Freedom in Secret WikiLeaks Case

Press F to pay respects for Chelsea

Published

on

Chelsea Manning, the trans woman who served time in prison for leaking sensitive materials exposing US military corruption to WikiLeaks, is going back to jail after being held in contempt of court for refusing to speak to a secret grand jury believed to be targeting Julian Assange.

“I’ve found you in contempt,” Judge Claude M. Hilton said to Manning during the public ruling, according to reports from the Washington Post. The Judge claims Manning will remain incarcerated until “either until you purge yourself or the end of the life of the grand jury.”

Manning released the following statement last night before showing up in court today:

Independent journalist Ford Fischer of News2Share caught Manning as she addressed reporters before she walked into court and was thrown back in jail.

WikiLeaks released the following tweet about the treatment of Manning:

Whistle-blowers such as famed Pentagon Papers leaker Daniel Ellsburg are rallying in Manning’s defense, believing this case to be crucial for the future of press freedom in the US.

“An investigation into WikiLeaks for publishing is a grave threat to all journalists’ rights, and Chelsea is doing us all a service for fighting it. She has already been tortured, spent years in jail, and has suffered more than enough. She should be released immediately,” Ellsburg said in a public statement.

Regardless of what one may think of Manning’s lifestyle choices or far-left progressive politics, she must be commended for making this costly stand on behalf of press freedom in the digital age. Because of WikiLeaks and its founder Julian Assange, the public understands like never before the levels of political and corporate corruption marring society as a whole. President Trump must shield them and other whistle-blowers from prosecution if he really wants to crush the deep state and fake news.

Have a hot tip for Big League Politics?

Got a hot news tip for us? Photos or video of a breaking story? Send your tips, photos and videos to tips@bigleaguepolitics.com. All hot tips are immediately forwarded to BLP Staff.

Have something to say? Send your own guest column or original reporting to submissions@bigleaguepolitics.com.

Bypass Tech Censorship!

Facebook, Twitter and Google are actively restricting conservative content through biased algorithms. Silicon Valley doesn't want you to read our articles. Bypass the censorship, sign up for our newsletter now!

You Might Like

 

Join the conversation!

We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, profanity, vulgarity, doxing, or discourteous behavior. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain fruitful conversation.

You Might Like