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Judge orders that Chelsea Manning be freed from jail

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Posted at 8:52 AM, Mar 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-13 10:52:37-04

FALLS CHURCH, Va. — A federal judge has released Chelsea Manning from a jail outside the nation's capital, ending roughly a year of incarceration that the former Army intelligence analyst served for refusing to testify to a grand jury.

U.S. District Judge Anthony Trenga ordered Manning's release Thursday from an Alexandria, Virginia, jail after prosecutors reported the grand jury that subpoenaed her had disbanded.

The judge left in place more than $250,000 in fines he imposed for her refusal to appear before the grand jury, which is investigating WikiLeaks. Manning's lawyers said they were relieved at her release.

Officials say she attempted suicide Wednesday at the jail.