"While disappointing, we can still raise issues as the government continues to abuse the grand jury process. I don’t have anything contribute to this, or any other grand jury," the statement said. "While I miss home, they can continue to hold me in jail with all the harmful consequences that brings, I will not give up."
Earlier in the day, the US Fourth Circuit of Appeals unanimously rejected Manning’s appeal to have the contempt order imprisoning her indefinitely for refusing to answer grand jury questions about Assange.
Assange was arrested by UK authorities on 11 April at the request of the US government. The whistleblower now faces extradition to the United States on charges of conspiring to break in a government computer to leak classified information.
On 22 April Wikileaks announced that the Julian Assange defence committee will organise a public meeting in London on 26 April to garner support for the WikiLeaks founder and send a strong message against his possible extradition to the United States.
Manning has been held in the Alexandria Detention Center in the US state of Virginia since 8 March. Manning was sentenced to 35 years in a military jail for leaking vast numbers of military and diplomatic records to Assange. Then-President Barack Obama commuted her sentence after seven years behind bars.