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In a solitary confinement non the less, for contempt of court, for refusing to testify in Assange case.


Is this common in US?

Punishing people for refusing to testify is, yeah. There is no right to non-friend-incrimination.

You can stay silent in your own defense, but if the government can prove that you have information on somebody else, they can compel you to give it up.

I'm not deeply familiar with grand jury process in the US but yeah I think it's unusual to place someone in solitary (which, btw, is torture according to the UN) for refusing to testify to a grand jury.

By the way, she has a defense fund if you want to help her out: https://actionnetwork.org/fundraising/chelsea-manning-needs-... (I've donated.)

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