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.


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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Joyce Pear
Robert Lipps
Connie Colvin Colvin
Matthew Snow
Meg Hyder
David Angel
Alison Gottlieb
Michael Wright
Larry Brown
Palwasha Wowkra
Jeanette Radell
Joyce Laneyrie
Gladwyn d'Souza
Mishi Myhre
Irene Potashner
Virginia Velez
Josefina Quiles
Davide Grossi
Lesllie Stein
Phoebe J. Knopf
Daniel Luther
James Casteris
paki wieland
Ausra Kubilius
David Galaviz
Eslam Nour
Jeri Tatum
Susan McLucas
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  • Joyce Pear
    signed 2019-06-11 18:06:42 -0400
  • Robert Lipps
    signed 2019-06-11 16:07:48 -0400
  • Connie Colvin Colvin
    signed 2019-06-11 15:53:11 -0400
  • Matthew Snow
    signed 2019-06-11 10:26:01 -0400
    Please release her.
  • Meg Hyder
    signed 2019-06-11 06:39:28 -0400
  • David Angel
    signed 2019-06-11 02:35:41 -0400
  • Alison Gottlieb
    signed 2019-06-10 22:27:28 -0400
    Chelsea Manning is a heroine! It’s a disgrace to our country’s image to imprison her. Please stop this witch hunt!
  • Michael Wright
    signed 2019-06-10 19:51:40 -0400
  • Larry Brown
    signed 2019-06-10 18:55:53 -0400
  • Palwasha Wowkra
    signed 2019-06-10 16:32:20 -0400
    Free Chelsea Manning and free your conscience
  • Jeanette Radell
    signed 2019-06-10 15:03:41 -0400
  • Joyce Laneyrie
    signed 2019-06-10 14:58:14 -0400
    Joyce Laneyrie
  • Gladwyn d'Souza
    @godsouza tweeted link to this page. 2019-06-10 14:47:13 -0400
  • Gladwyn d'Souza
    signed 2019-06-10 14:46:26 -0400
    Heroes like Manning bear the brutality of the state for our viable moral vision
  • Mishi Myhre
    signed 2019-06-10 14:43:20 -0400
    Chelsea Manning is a hero. Only a fascist government treats its citizens to this level of mass incarceration. Informing the public of illegal behavior is a courageous act. She has been punished beyond any acceptable parameters. Free her now.
  • Irene Potashner
    signed 2019-06-10 12:55:28 -0400
  • Virginia Velez
    signed 2019-06-10 12:05:41 -0400
    Release her. There’s no excuse for trying to prosecute her a second time for the same charges.It’s a witch hunt.
  • Josefina Quiles
    signed 2019-06-09 13:05:43 -0400
  • Davide Grossi
    signed 2019-06-09 09:57:21 -0400
  • Lesllie Stein
    signed 2019-06-08 20:41:34 -0400
    Chelsea Manning is a HERO…she has done nothing wrong. She exposed what our Warmongering government is doing in our name. We didn’t agree to murder. Let her go.
  • Phoebe J. Knopf
    signed 2019-06-08 20:34:58 -0400
  • Daniel Luther
    signed 2019-06-08 19:40:25 -0400
    The best person on the planet.
  • James Casteris
    signed 2019-06-08 15:46:35 -0400
  • paki wieland
    signed 2019-06-08 14:12:03 -0400
  • Ausra Kubilius
    signed 2019-06-08 13:56:14 -0400
    Ausra Kubilius
  • David Galaviz
    signed 2019-06-08 13:55:11 -0400
  • Eslam Nour
    @EslamEgyptian tweeted link to this page. 2019-06-07 22:40:31 -0400
  • Eslam Nour
    signed 2019-06-07 22:40:06 -0400
    Justice for Chelsea Manning
  • Jeri Tatum
    signed 2019-06-07 21:33:15 -0400
  • Susan McLucas
    signed 2019-06-07 19:42:30 -0400
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