Hands off Chelsea

On International Women’s Day, Chelsea Manning was wrongfully jailed for refusing to participate in a secret WikiLeaks Grand Jury investigation. While in jail she was served with a second subpoena. After being released, Chelsea Manning was wrongfully jailed a second time for again refusing to testify in front of a WikiLeaks Grand Jury.The U.S. government’s continued imprisonment of Chelsea Manning is nothing more than full-scale harassment.


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.


Who's signing

Kathy Fannin Fannin
Karen Stalkfleet
Brian Danzer
Fatima Eldiasty
Marie Wasilewski
Hercules Gerard
Jade Webster
John Castelloe
Mary Ryan
Lin Fisher
Tyler M
Matt Courter
neil hanman
Timothy Havel
Kevin Fernandez
Patricia Asebez
Sandina robbins
Anne Erde
Ernest Jones
Ryan Clark
Jeremy Kuzmarov
Walter Hoffmann
Daniel Francis
Bryan Roberts Roberts
Philip Plowe
Rhiannon de Lint
Raymond B Marmouz'e
Doug Moynagh
Mike Kuhlenbeck
Amy Bates
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  • Kathy Fannin Fannin
    signed 2019-04-17 15:40:00 -0400
    She already served her time for being courage and revealing war crimes when she should be rewarded. Stop persecuting her and release her from jail.
  • Karen Stalkfleet
    signed 2019-04-17 15:37:55 -0400
  • Brian Danzer
    signed 2019-04-17 15:37:23 -0400
  • Fatima Eldiasty
    signed 2019-04-17 14:54:35 -0400
  • Marie Wasilewski
    signed 2019-04-17 14:44:56 -0400
  • Hercules Gerard
    signed 2019-04-17 14:41:56 -0400
    Do the right thing!
  • Jade Webster
    signed 2019-04-17 14:28:51 -0400
  • John Castelloe
    signed via 2019-04-17 14:25:53 -0400
  • Mary Ryan
    signed 2019-04-17 14:17:07 -0400
  • Lin Fisher
    signed 2019-04-17 14:10:22 -0400
    Release the whistleblowers and arrest the people who commit these heinous anti-freedom perpetrators.
  • Tyler M
    signed 2019-04-17 13:50:37 -0400
  • Matt Courter
    signed 2019-04-17 09:01:24 -0400
  • neil hanman
    signed 2019-04-17 08:21:30 -0400
  • Timothy Havel
    signed 2019-04-17 06:52:57 -0400
  • Kevin Fernandez
    signed 2019-04-17 03:48:58 -0400
  • Patricia Asebez
    signed 2019-04-17 01:15:33 -0400
  • Sandina robbins
    signed 2019-04-16 23:15:53 -0400
  • Anne Erde
    signed 2019-04-16 22:02:27 -0400
  • Ernest Jones
    signed 2019-04-16 21:49:51 -0400
  • Ryan Clark
    signed 2019-04-16 20:29:48 -0400
  • Jeremy Kuzmarov
    signed 2019-04-16 19:39:32 -0400
  • Walter Hoffmann
    signed 2019-04-16 19:36:44 -0400
  • Daniel Francis
    signed 2019-04-16 18:54:33 -0400
    Chelsea has more balls than any fascist statist warmongering pigs.
  • Bryan Roberts Roberts
    signed 2019-04-16 15:19:04 -0400
    Whistle blowers need to be protected. Revealing war crimes should not put a person in prison.
  • Philip Plowe
    signed 2019-04-16 15:17:12 -0400
  • Rhiannon de Lint
    signed 2019-04-16 12:24:32 -0400
  • Raymond B Marmouz'e
    signed 2019-04-16 12:24:26 -0400
    Raymond B Marmouz’e
  • Doug Moynagh
    signed 2019-04-16 11:57:19 -0400
    Doug Moynagh
  • Mike Kuhlenbeck
    signed 2019-04-16 11:17:58 -0400
  • Amy Bates
    signed 2019-04-16 11:16:32 -0400
    I understand that Chelsea Manning has spoken for and completed her time related to any previous offenses. To detain her further calls into question the integrity of the Justice system and it’s ability to remain independent from political “leanings.” Too, our justice system is intended to provide a basis for fair and impartial redress – - and was not originally intended to be used as a mechanism to solve political issues by threatening and detaining the people it is mandated to protect.

    Release Chelsea Manning!

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