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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Lynn Swope
Larry Powell
Susan Klein
Dawn Ananda Hulton
Vivian Weinstein
Delia Marcon
Elizabeth Cori-Jones
Janice Martens
Sylvia Gossani
Miriam Volkmann
Esmat Baradar
Russell Novkov
Phyllis Taub Albritton
Claire Mortimer
Malcolm Parker
William Hasbun
Ellen Jacobs
Jodean Marks
Nancy Bryant
Hossein Aghabeikzadeh
Nina Aghabeikzadeh
Diane Harrison
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Adam Levine
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  • 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
    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
  • Esmat Baradar
    signed 2019-04-14 03:53:52 -0400
  • Russell Novkov
    signed 2019-04-14 01:47:45 -0400
  • Phyllis Taub Albritton
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  • Claire Mortimer
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    Malcolm Parker
  • William Hasbun
    signed 2019-04-13 20:27:03 -0400
  • Ellen Jacobs
    signed via 2019-04-13 19:32:56 -0400
    The arrest of Chelsea Manning has nothing to do with any crime she committed and everything to do with trying to silence others who might speak up to tell the truth about what the U.S. government and its enablers are up to. Chelsea Manning is a truth-teller who has more than served her time already on trumped-up charges for which she was pardoned. She must be released and spared further torment and torture.
  • Jodean Marks
    signed 2019-04-13 17:58:25 -0400
  • Nancy Bryant
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  • Hossein Aghabeikzadeh
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  • Diane Harrison
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  • Rachael Pappano
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  • Madi Gray
    signed 2019-04-13 13:18:10 -0400
  • Louise Channon
    signed 2019-04-13 13:05:09 -0400
  • Fred Koster
    signed 2019-04-13 12:21:02 -0400

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