ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA (April 11, 2019) — Today, Chelsea Manning’s legal-team will file a reply brief in their appeal asking the Fourth Circuit to vacate District Court Judge Hilton’s March 8 finding of civil contempt. Ms Manning, a staunch advocate for government-transparency, asserted legal grounds for her refusal to participate in what she views as an assault on the free-press. She remains in detention as a result of the contempt finding.