Chelsea Manning. Bild: @xychelsea
Das US-Justizministerium will die Auslieferung von Assange sicherstellen, wozu es eine Aussage von Manning benotigt
In preparation for the coordinated action between the US, the UK and Ecuador to arrest WikiLeaks whistleblower Julian Assange at the Ecuadorian embassy and detain him for violating bail conditions (arrest of Julian Assange on US extradition request), Chelsea Manning (Chelsea Elizabeth Manning, Bradley Manning, Bradley Edward Manning) had already been taken into coercive custody in March. The U.S. Justice Department, in order to facilitate extradition of Assange, has lowered the charge from espionage to conspiracy to hack into classified documents and communications. He allegedly enabled Manning in a conspiracy to break into secret Pentagon computers by cracking a password.