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.


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Josh VandeWerfhorst
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Charles Meier
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Pamela Lowe
Barbara Richardson
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Ed McVaigh
Colin Maddock
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Mickie Lynn
Muhannad Faza
Susan Rhoads
Leonardo Torres
Lynn Swope
Larry Powell
Susan Klein
Dawn Ananda Hulton
Vivian Weinstein Weinstein
Delia Marcon
Elizabeth Cori-Jones
Janice Martens
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  • Josh VandeWerfhorst
    signed 2019-04-16 10:22:52 -0400
  • Janette Gordon
    signed 2019-04-16 10:20:43 -0400
    Janette Gordon
  • Charles Meier
    signed 2019-04-16 10:18:38 -0400
  • Vanessa Byrne
    signed 2019-04-16 10:16:55 -0400
  • Pamela Lowe
    signed 2019-04-16 10:07:14 -0400
  • Barbara Richardson
    signed 2019-04-16 02:27:31 -0400
  • Gary Thaler
    signed 2019-04-16 02:06:53 -0400
  • Ed McVaigh
    signed 2019-04-15 21:42:40 -0400
  • Colin Maddock
    signed 2019-04-15 17:50:05 -0400
  • cecelia krug
    signed 2019-04-15 17:48:48 -0400
  • Mickie Lynn
    signed 2019-04-15 11:36:57 -0400
    Chelsea has already been imprisoned, tortured, placed in solitary confinement, and threatened with 35 years in prison. This Grand Jury summons is just another vengeful ploy to continue to torment her for releasing information that people in our “democracy” need to know to fully participate. She has already shared everything that she knows and is now being used as a pawn to heighten charges against Julian Assange.
  • Muhannad Faza
    signed 2019-04-15 07:45:33 -0400
  • Susan Rhoads
    signed 2019-04-15 07:02:52 -0400
  • Leonardo Torres
    signed via 2019-04-15 06:47:00 -0400
  • Lynn Swope
    signed 2019-04-15 03:21:08 -0400
  • Larry Powell
    signed 2019-04-14 19:45:34 -0400
  • Susan Klein
    signed 2019-04-14 18:50:26 -0400
  • Dawn Ananda Hulton
    signed 2019-04-14 17:35:56 -0400
  • Vivian Weinstein Weinstein
    signed 2019-04-14 15:11:00 -0400
    Free this amazing brilliant and courageous woman.
  • Delia Marcon
    signed 2019-04-14 12:54:50 -0400
  • Elizabeth Cori-Jones
    signed 2019-04-14 12:45:42 -0400
    Please stop persecuting Chelsea Manning!! She never deserved to be treated so badly or so unjustly, and the whole affair has been a profound and shameful embarrassment to this country. Chelsea Manning should get an award for the courage and strength she has repeatedly demonstrated. Thank you.
  • Janice Martens
    signed 2019-04-14 08:39:19 -0400
    Stop persecuting Chelsea Manning for the crimes of the U.S. government
  • Sylvia Gossani
    signed via 2019-04-14 07:31:58 -0400
  • Miriam Volkmann
    signed 2019-04-14 06:49:00 -0400
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  • Russell Novkov
    signed 2019-04-14 01:47:45 -0400
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    signed 2019-04-13 22:36:32 -0400
  • Claire Mortimer
    signed 2019-04-13 21:20:28 -0400
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    signed via 2019-04-13 21:16:45 -0400
    Malcolm Parker
  • William Hasbun
    signed 2019-04-13 20:27:03 -0400

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