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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William Hasbun
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Nancy Bryant
Hossein Aghabeikzadeh
Nina Aghabeikzadeh
Diane Harrison
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scott chapman
Russell Moore
J Francis
Adam Levine
Madi Gray
Louise Channon
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Tim Miller
Douglas Newman
Lukas Teetzen
Kenneth McDonald
Pam Mountain
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  • 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
    signed 2019-04-13 16:41:07 -0400
  • Hossein Aghabeikzadeh
    signed 2019-04-13 16:39:41 -0400
  • Nina Aghabeikzadeh
    signed 2019-04-13 16:37:57 -0400
  • Diane Harrison
    signed 2019-04-13 16:09:34 -0400
  • Rachael Pappano
    signed 2019-04-13 15:48:12 -0400
  • scott chapman
    signed 2019-04-13 15:12:19 -0400
  • Russell Moore
    signed 2019-04-13 14:41:33 -0400
    Dianne Miller
  • J Francis
    signed 2019-04-13 14:21:03 -0400
  • Adam Levine
    signed 2019-04-13 13:21:56 -0400
  • 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
  • Paola M
    signed 2019-04-13 12:03:38 -0400
  • Tim Miller
    signed 2019-04-13 11:50:17 -0400
    Chelsea Manning does not deserve to be confined in jail, this is an travesty of American justice. Please correct it immediately. Thank you.
  • Douglas Newman
    signed 2019-04-13 10:54:22 -0400
  • Lukas Teetzen
    signed 2019-04-13 10:00:11 -0400
  • Kenneth McDonald
    signed 2019-04-13 09:53:52 -0400
  • Pam Mountain
    signed 2019-04-13 09:33:09 -0400
  • Joao Alvarez
    signed 2019-04-13 09:08:10 -0400
  • Ewa Alvarez
    signed 2019-04-13 09:05:24 -0400
  • Duane Sebesta Sebesta
    signed 2019-04-13 08:47:10 -0400
  • Daniel van der Lek
    signed 2019-04-13 08:04:09 -0400
  • Julie Parisi Kirby
    @ParisiKirby tweeted link to this page. 2019-04-13 07:32:48 -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=678365
  • Helgaleena Healingline Healingline
    signed 2019-04-13 02:41:14 -0400
  • Nigel Lim
    signed via 2019-04-13 01:55:33 -0400
    Nigel Lim
  • Dr Douglas Haynes
    signed 2019-04-13 01:32:58 -0400
  • Mark Lofts
    signed 2019-04-13 01:28:43 -0400
    Mark Lofts

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