Daniel Ellsberg responds to the unjust jailing of whistleblower Chelsea Manning

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Whistleblower Chelsea Manning has been sent to jail for refusing to comply with a subpoena to testify in front of a grand jury believed to be investigating Wikileaks’s publishing activities—a grave threat to freedom of the press.

The following quote can be attributed to famed Pentagon Papers whistleblower and Freedom of the Press Foundation co-founder Daniel Ellsberg:

“Chelsea Manning is again acting heroically in the name of press freedom, and it’s a travesty that she has been sent back to jail for refusing to testify to a grand jury. 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.”