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.


Petition

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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  • John Pinto
    signed 2019-03-23 18:04:14 -0400
    Chelsea Manning is a US heroine for whom the people of the Majority World will always be grateful. She represents the better side of Humanity unlike the Law that incarcerated her. Why aren’t the US Establishment outraged by her treatment? Human Rights is not just a weapon for Imperial purposes of subverting and destabilizing countries that chart a course independent of the US.
  • Sara DeJesus
    signed 2019-03-23 14:50:09 -0400
    This is illegal and shows unbelievable levels of vindictive corruption. MAKE IT STOP
  • Javier Velilla
    signed 2019-03-23 13:20:59 -0400
  • Tasha Ceton
    signed 2019-03-22 23:44:01 -0400
  • Sameh Labib
    @SamehRLabib tweeted link to this page. 2019-03-22 21:51:30 -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=809784
  • Sameh Labib
    signed 2019-03-22 21:50:47 -0400
    Sameh R. Labib
  • Craig Lee Burket
    @ tweeted link to this page. 2019-03-22 16:45:33 -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=688146
  • Craig Lee Burket
    signed 2019-03-22 16:45:28 -0400
  • Wendie Dockstader
    signed 2019-03-22 11:59:51 -0400
    Wendie Dockstader
  • Christina Fisher
    signed 2019-03-22 09:04:53 -0400
  • Gerry Henkel
    signed 2019-03-22 05:10:26 -0400
  • Hilda Richey Richey
    signed 2019-03-22 03:59:57 -0400
  • carole flot
    signed 2019-03-22 02:46:33 -0400
  • Yessenia Quintero
    signed 2019-03-22 01:41:03 -0400
    Yessenia Quintero
  • Julie Nutt
    signed 2019-03-21 21:52:01 -0400
  • Sammer Haddad
    signed 2019-03-21 18:29:18 -0400
  • Kim Loftness
    signed 2019-03-21 16:44:25 -0400
  • Nao Tur
    signed 2019-03-21 16:37:12 -0400
  • James Elmore
    signed 2019-03-21 16:31:13 -0400
  • Dian Deevey
    signed 2019-03-21 13:49:06 -0400
  • kelly thompson
    @kellyfthompson tweeted link to this page. 2019-03-21 12:57:01 -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=298483
  • Rev Dr Bhikshuni Trinlae
    signed 2019-03-21 12:23:48 -0400
    I thought the 18 years of endless multiple wars leaving millions devastated while bankrupting arts & humanities education in the USA to spend $21 Trillion + in fluffernutter boondoggle money was all to “Bring democracy and human rights” to the nations sitting on oil reserves (who also coincidentally happen to be both darker, and less Judeo-Christian !


    Instead, the worse corruption and kangaroo court governance cultures found in the world have been adopted and promoted by the “Citizens United” toxic perversion of the political process.


    Clinton-Cheney cliques may still be thirsting for blood but again they are mistaken to think that “Chelsea Manning” or “Julian Assange” are only single persons. They can harass, imprison, and intimidate activists and publishers and journalists until the cows come home, and there will always be another born or coming out from another place. That is what the past hundreds of years of bloody human history has shown.


    Can we ever get past this thirst for blood?
  • Linda Hess Hess
    signed 2019-03-21 12:22:19 -0400
  • Karen Mastaglio
    signed 2019-03-21 11:33:46 -0400
  • thomas Cook
    signed 2019-03-21 11:14:47 -0400
  • Lee Einer
    signed 2019-03-21 11:08:07 -0400
  • Lynn Hutchinson Lee
    signed 2019-03-21 10:56:58 -0400
  • Jordan Atkin
    signed 2019-03-21 10:52:36 -0400
  • Gwyneth Saxton
    signed 2019-03-21 10:39:13 -0400
  • Linda Eyre-Nelford
    signed 2019-03-21 10:21:28 -0400
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