Free Chelsea Manning!

President Obama leaves office on January 20, 2017, and now more than ever, we need to ask him to give Chelsea time served. She’s been in prison since May 2010. During that time, she was held in solitary confinement and attempted suicide twice. She is currently serving a 35-year sentence.


Dear President Obama:

I call on you to grant Chelsea Manning clemency and release her immediately.

I am concerned by the conditions that she was held in whilst in pre-trial detention which were described as cruel and inhumane by the UN Special Rapporteur on Torture. Her treatment was deemed to breach military standards by the judge presiding over her case and military officials.

I am also concerned that Chelsea was prevented from presenting evidence that she was acting in the public interest at her trial, which were not considered in her sentencing.

Due to the shortcomings in due process during Chelsea’s detention and trial I urge you to commute Chelsea’s sentence to time that she has already served in pre-trial detention, and release her immediately.

I ask that you urgently investigate the potential human rights violations exposed by Chelsea Manning, and note that some of the information revealed by her has added great value to public debate.

Finally, I call on you in strengthening protection for whistleblowers, and consider the effect of Chelsea’s severe punishment on limiting the capacity for others exposing human rights abuses to reveal them in the future.

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  • signed via 2017-06-27 23:04:10 -0400
  • signed 2017-01-17 16:19:22 -0500
  • signed 2017-01-16 18:48:53 -0500
  • signed 2017-01-16 14:26:01 -0500
  • signed 2017-01-16 03:28:02 -0500
    Please do the right thing and pardon Chelsea Manning.
  • signed 2017-01-15 20:40:27 -0500
  • signed 2017-01-14 17:52:00 -0500
    She is being abused and tortured. She did nothing to deserve being there. She is a hero.
  • signed 2017-01-14 16:00:05 -0500
  • signed 2017-01-14 15:08:07 -0500
  • signed 2017-01-14 10:22:35 -0500
  • signed 2017-01-14 04:02:08 -0500
  • signed 2017-01-14 01:01:26 -0500
  • signed 2017-01-14 00:53:06 -0500
    Manning has served his/her country and served enough time. pardon.
  • signed 2017-01-13 18:57:00 -0500
  • signed 2017-01-13 16:42:47 -0500
    Dyan Gibson
  • signed 2017-01-13 03:48:49 -0500
    I am an American citizen and care deeply about this issue.
  • signed via 2017-01-13 03:20:35 -0500
    Jonathan Trautman
  • signed 2017-01-13 03:08:10 -0500
  • signed 2017-01-13 00:24:04 -0500
    President Obama,

    Early on you promised to protect whistle blowers. In good faith PLEASE keep your promise, justice for Chelsea . Please
  • signed 2017-01-12 22:43:05 -0500
  • @JefferyMullins tweeted link to this page. 2017-01-12 20:48:10 -0500
    Take action: Sign our petition calling for fair treatment for Chelsea Manning. via@codepink http://www.codepink.org/obama_free_chelsea_manning?recruiter_id=35577
  • signed 2017-01-12 20:47:38 -0500
  • signed 2017-01-12 20:42:35 -0500
    Barbara McClure
  • signed 2017-01-12 20:24:53 -0500
    Justice must be done before the trump regime begins doing away vwith its many enemies
  • signed 2017-01-12 18:02:56 -0500
    Helen C Wooll
  • signed 2017-01-12 17:52:38 -0500
    Robert Henderson
  • signed 2017-01-12 17:30:09 -0500
    Please do frree Chelsea.
  • posted about this on Facebook 2017-01-12 17:13:49 -0500
    Take action: Sign our petition calling for fair treatment for Chelsea Manning. via@codepink
  • signed 2017-01-12 17:13:22 -0500
    Michele Pascoe
  • signed 2017-01-12 16:41:08 -0500
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