DC: A federal judge remanded Chelsea Manning into federal custody Thursday for again refusing to testify before a grand jury in the WikiLeaks investigation.
The former U.S. Army intelligence analyst returns to jail after being released May 9 because the grand jury term expired. Manning, 31, had previously served 62 days for refusing to testify about releasing thousands of classified documents to WikiLeaks, according to CNN.
“Manning holds the keys to the jailhouse door,” U.S. Attorney Thomas Traxler argued during the proceedings.
Manning told Judge Anthony Trenga there would be no compliance with the subpoena.
“I would rather starve to death than change my opinions in that regard,” Manning said.
“There’s nothing dishonorable in fulfilling your obligation as a United States citizen,” Trenga replied.
In addition to ordering Manning back to jail, the judge also ruled Manning be assessed fines of $500 per day after 30 days and $1,000 per day after 60 days. more here