Assange faces a maximum of five years in prison if convicted of the conspiracy charge levied against him last month and a potential ten-year prison sentence for each of the charges today under the Espionage Act.
"In solidarity with many activists facing the odds, I will stand by my principles," said the former U.S. intelligence analyst of her refusal to testify in a WikiLeaks investigation.
Activists claim the move is a political stunt to impress the Trump administration.
Donald Trump Jr. liked a derogatory tweet apparently aimed at the fact that Chelsea Manning is transgender.
The university has already drawn criticism for inviting, then uninviting, Chelsea Manning to be a visiting fellow.
Obama commuted the sentence of the military leaker but did not issue a full pardon.
Donald Trump's predecessor had nine leak-related prosecutions carried out under his Department of Justice.
Many see Trump, who complains regularly about leaks, as a "citizen whistleblower" who can provide leadership to "drain the swamp."
The former military intelligence officer reveals what compelled her, and discusses what it was like to be a transgender woman in prison.
Former intelligence contractor Winner was arrested after allegedly leaking documents about Russian attempts to hack the 2016 U.S. presidential election.
The whistleblower's leak had little impact on U.S. security policy and, despite his rhetoric, neither has Trump.
The first priority upon Chelsea Manning's release will be ensuring her safety, her attorney says.
Manning's 35-year sentence was commuted by Barack Obama in January.
Government insiders are trusted less and being watched more in the wake of damaging leaks.
Manning said much of Obama's legacy was vulnerable as the world was "moving into darker times."
Free Chelsea Manning campaigner Evan Greer hails a victory for democracy.
Assange said last week he would accept extradition if former military intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning were freed and on Wednesday U.S. President Barack Obama commuted Manning's 35-year sentence.
More than 100,000 people signed an official White House petition urging Obama to pardon Manning before he steps down.