Chelsea Manning has been found in contempt again after refusing to testify before a secretive grand jury and is being imprisoned again, just seven days after being released from custody.
The whistleblower, who exposed US war crimes, was just imprisoned for 62 days after refusing to testify before a grand jury about WikiLeaks and its founder, Julian Assange.
“I would rather starve to death than to change my opinion in this regard. And when I say that, I mean that quite literally,” Manning said during the hearing.
Last week, Manning was released after the grand jury’s term ended. Before she had even left the jail, she received another subpoena to appear for the same reason.
Manning, again, refused to testify and will likely now be imprisoned for the entirety of the grand jury’s term, which could be several months.
This time, she will also face $500 daily fines after 30 days imprisonment and the fees will increase to $1,000 a day after 60 days.
Chelsea Manning recently said that President Trump “clearly wants to go after journalists.”
“We’re probably going to see indictments and charges,” Manning said on CNN Sunday. “Whenever a journalist makes a misstep, I think that they are put on notice now that the FBI and the Department of Justice are going to go after them on the administration’s behalf.”
Image adapted from: “Free Radical: Chelsea Manning with Vogue’s Sally Singer” by Fredrik Lundhag is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0