Hands off Chelsea

On International Women’s Day, Chelsea Manning was wrongfully jailed for refusing to participate in a secret WikiLeaks Grand Jury investigation. Manning and her lawyers requested that she spend her time under house arrest to accommodate her medical needs, however, Judge Claude H. Hilton refused and sent her to the women’s wing of the federal prison in Alexandria, VA.


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We urge the U.S. Attorney for the East District of Virginia G. Zachary Terwilliger to show compassion and grant a medical release of our sister Chelsea Manning

Chelsea is a trans woman who has suffered harsh treatment during her detention in Quantico. She was held in solitary confinement, stripped of her garments, and tortured. While in federal prison, she attempted suicide more than once. She was dishonorably discharged from the Army; and had already served 1,294 days in prison when she was sentenced in August 2013 to 35 years confinement with the possibility of parole in 8 years. She was convicted in July 2013 for a series of offenses including violations of the Espionage Act, after leaking more than 700,000 classified files of diplomatic cables and other documents to Wikileaks widely known as “Cablegate.” Included in these were videos of the massacre of civilians in both the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Manning has testified repeatedly on the issue. With our support, we generated a massive outcry, influencing President Obama to use his last days in office to do the right thing and commute her sentence.

We are urging U.S. Attorney G. Zachary Terwilliger to do the right thing and grant Chelsea a medical release from jail.

Sincerely,

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  • Diane Friedman
    signed 2019-05-19 21:54:30 -0400
  • Geir Dalheim
    signed 2019-05-12 10:27:02 -0400
    Geir Kristian Dalheim. Pride when it comes to the military should be earned. Collateral damage was about mass murder soldiers who laughed while killing children. Soldiers laughing while they killed many people. I think this case is important. There is a contrast between soldiers from 2 world war and these garbage soldiers. No pride and no honer. They live today with respect from the U.s society. I met a Marine that was 75 years old over in the states. The best person I have ever met. He was against this video: collateral damage. Chelsea Manning have more in common with the Marines from world war 2 than these soldiers without honer. She is put in prison for pointing out the same thing as my 75 year old Marine was totally against.
  • J. Alessi
    signed 2019-05-11 00:08:11 -0400
  • Robert Nock
    signed 2019-05-10 17:28:59 -0400
  • Arianna Marchionne
    signed 2019-05-10 17:11:48 -0400
  • George Hart
    signed 2019-05-08 17:19:43 -0400
  • Brandon Ras
    signed 2019-05-08 08:16:12 -0400
  • daniel jensen jensen
    signed 2019-05-07 09:55:06 -0400
  • Nasim Gillani
    signed 2019-05-06 07:29:30 -0400
    Free Chelsea Manning ,
  • Lamia Guellati
    signed 2019-05-05 18:51:01 -0400
  • Adam gorelick
    signed 2019-05-05 03:56:09 -0400
    Chelsea Manning, like Edward Snowden and Julian Assange, is a true hero who deserves admiration and gratitude for her great service to all who oppose the horrors of the military-industrial complex.
  • Carlos Avila
    signed 2019-05-04 08:57:12 -0400
  • George Erwin
    signed 2019-05-03 23:03:46 -0400
  • Mary Wilber
    signed 2019-05-02 15:45:18 -0400
    Continuing to harass and torture Chelsea Manning (along with seeking extradition of Julian Assange for publishing facts) only shows further the debasement of US imperialism and its war crimes. Climb out of this gutter and do the right thing. Free Chelsea Manning.
  • Greg Varra
    @GregOneLove tweeted link to this page. 2019-05-02 13:12:19 -0400
    Tell U.S. Attorney G. Zachary Terwilliger: Hands off Chelsea. Grant her a medical release from jail. #LeaveChelseaAlone #ChelseaResist Via @CODEPINK https://www.codepink.org/handsoffchelsea?recruiter_id=824367
  • Greg Varra
    signed 2019-05-02 13:12:00 -0400
    We need to protect our first amendment rights and the journalists and whistle blowers. We are living in a time with an unmoral occupant in the White House that is perpetuating hate, divisiveness and terrorist attacks on our own soil. This is a fight for our lives and we must do whatever necessary to protect our democracy and take back our government from the corporate coup and corrupt politicians!
  • Tina Deraco
    signed 2019-05-02 12:01:59 -0400
  • Sharon Horton
    signed 2019-05-01 23:35:19 -0400
    He/She is a True American Hero
  • William Stevenson
    signed 2019-05-01 18:14:27 -0400
  • Aida Tsvetnitskaya
    signed 2019-05-01 08:45:25 -0400
  • Belinda Hanley
    signed 2019-04-30 23:44:45 -0400
  • Joanie Patel
    signed 2019-04-30 16:29:23 -0400
  • Henry Ickes
    signed via 2019-04-30 15:01:01 -0400
  • Carlos A. Torres Martinez
    signed 2019-04-30 14:50:00 -0400
  • Shelda Maier
    signed via 2019-04-30 13:41:19 -0400
  • Soobok Kim
    signed via 2019-04-30 13:18:59 -0400
    Leave Chelsea alone
  • Sandy Shevack
    signed via 2019-04-30 13:16:00 -0400
  • Kenneth Dalton
    signed 2019-04-30 12:34:36 -0400
  • Zivile Vail
    signed 2019-04-30 11:51:32 -0400
  • R P
    signed 2019-04-30 08:25:58 -0400
    USA is shamelessly and openly demonstrating its undemocratic reality to the rest of the world by persecuting Chelsea Manning & Julian Assange, all the while preaching to bring democracy to Venezuela & Iran. It won’t be too long before other countries dump your dollar. Do the decent thing & Free Manning & Free Assange. Keep your grubby paws off from other countries. Go take a look at your own country first.
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