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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Kenneth Reiszner
Martha Goodale
David Butler
Janice Hallman
Elizabeth Puglia
Den Mark Wichar
Frances Lynch
Richard Smith
caroline shulene
Steve Weiss
Timothy Masanz
Allen Gibas
Stephanie Lenn
Alan Young
Carlos Townsend
julie sperber
Scott Wagner
isobel mc millan
Kirsten Andersen
Jef Schultz
Anna Roblin
Elizabeth Neuse
Ana Estrada
Danielle Audet
Tal Ross
joyce niksic
Deborah Clark
Walt Oicle
Jeffrey Hemenez
Kelly Slattery
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  • Kenneth Reiszner
    signed 2019-03-11 16:14:57 -0400
  • Martha Goodale
    signed 2019-03-11 16:14:56 -0400
  • David Butler
    signed 2019-03-11 16:14:10 -0400
  • Janice Hallman
    signed 2019-03-11 16:13:21 -0400
  • Elizabeth Puglia
    signed 2019-03-11 16:12:54 -0400
  • Den Mark Wichar
    signed 2019-03-11 16:12:47 -0400
  • Frances Lynch
    signed 2019-03-11 16:12:46 -0400
  • Richard Smith
    signed 2019-03-11 16:12:10 -0400
  • caroline shulene
    signed 2019-03-11 16:12:08 -0400
  • Steve Weiss
    signed 2019-03-11 16:12:08 -0400
  • Timothy Masanz
    signed 2019-03-11 16:11:53 -0400
    First, why is this investigation secret? Wikileaks has provided the people of the USA with important information that our government had illegally hidden from us. When our troops callously kill innocent journalists, THEY SHOULD BE PROSECUTED, ESPECIALLY WHEN THEY OPENLY JOKE ABOUT IT. THAT event is still worth investigating. Refusing to testify before a Grand Jury that will not disclose to us, the People of the USA, what they are investigating is what should be deemed illegal. Their prosecutor should be jailed until he publicly announces to the public the purpose AND the crucial “evidence” that he wishes Chelsea Manning to corroborate.
  • Allen Gibas
    signed 2019-03-11 16:11:42 -0400
  • Stephanie Lenn
    signed 2019-03-11 16:11:40 -0400
  • Alan Young
    signed 2019-03-11 16:11:08 -0400
  • Carlos Townsend
    signed 2019-03-11 16:10:14 -0400
    !People over profit :)
  • julie sperber
    signed 2019-03-11 16:10:06 -0400
    This brave woman should not be incarcerated she did nothing wrong.
  • Scott Wagner
    signed 2019-03-11 16:09:52 -0400
  • isobel mc millan
    signed 2019-03-11 16:09:35 -0400
    isobel mc millan
  • Kirsten Andersen
    signed 2019-03-11 16:08:40 -0400
    Have compassion – Free Chelsea!
  • Jef Schultz
    signed 2019-03-11 16:08:17 -0400
    “Tell the truth and shame the devil” Mark Twain
  • Anna Roblin
    signed 2019-03-11 16:07:28 -0400
  • Elizabeth Neuse
    signed 2019-03-11 16:06:46 -0400
  • Ana Estrada
    signed via 2019-03-11 16:05:45 -0400
    My family and friends support Chelsea. Honor our country’s brave that speak the truths of corrupt government leaders and give Chelsea freedom!
  • Danielle Audet
    signed 2019-03-11 16:05:36 -0400
  • Tal Ross
    signed 2019-03-11 16:04:42 -0400
  • joyce niksic
    signed 2019-03-11 16:04:01 -0400
  • Deborah Clark
    signed 2019-03-11 16:03:27 -0400
  • Walt Oicle
    signed 2019-03-11 16:03:16 -0400
    Manning never should have been jailed in the first place, for exposing war crimes as the Geneva Convention and U.S. military law required. This vindictive jailing is equally wrong and should be reversed immediately.
  • Jeffrey Hemenez
    signed 2019-03-11 16:03:01 -0400
  • Kelly Slattery
    signed 2019-03-11 16:02:49 -0400
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