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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marion Seymour
Arnold Matlin
Virginia Feldman
dn natlowich
Joan Nicholson
Gordon MacAlpine
jean mckay
Arifa Goodman
Teresa Robinson
Claudia Frantz
Bob Hewitt
David Rose
David Mahoney
Lorraine Johnson
Wayne Kelly
James Michael "Mike" Henderson
Don Andrson
Barb Olson
Dick Etherington
John Prehn
Julie Sanford
Rev. Sandra Mackie
Jean Gore
Laurence Wuillemin
Martha Rowe
Richard Boyce
Charles Happel
Merri Sullivan
William J. McCarthy
Matt Sullivan
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  • marion Seymour
    signed 2019-03-11 16:38:26 -0400
    Will be at that number after March 29th
  • Arnold Matlin
    signed 2019-03-11 16:38:09 -0400
  • Virginia Feldman
    signed 2019-03-11 16:37:54 -0400
  • dn natlowich
    signed 2019-03-11 16:36:50 -0400
  • Joan Nicholson
    signed 2019-03-11 16:35:16 -0400
  • Gordon MacAlpine
    signed 2019-03-11 16:34:59 -0400
  • jean mckay
    signed 2019-03-11 16:34:44 -0400
  • Arifa Goodman
    signed 2019-03-11 16:34:28 -0400
    Chelsea is a true America heroine, one of the valiant people throughout our history who have bravely stood up to the vested special interests in this country and spoken out for justice for truth and for goodness. This current treatment of her is abhorrent, cruel and unjust. Please grant her an immediate medical release from jail, where she definitely does not belong.
  • Teresa Robinson
    signed 2019-03-11 16:33:41 -0400
    Fascists one step closer to destroying freedom of speech, freedom of the press. All who have a conscience, a moral compass to REVEAL the BLOODY truth of OUR WAR CRIMES are the TRUE PATRIOTS, treasonous lawmakers sold their souls for a dollar long ago.
  • Claudia Frantz
    signed 2019-03-11 16:33:27 -0400
  • Bob Hewitt
    signed 2019-03-11 16:33:26 -0400
  • David Rose
    signed 2019-03-11 16:32:14 -0400
  • David Mahoney
    signed 2019-03-11 16:30:58 -0400
  • Lorraine Johnson
    signed 2019-03-11 16:30:47 -0400
  • Wayne Kelly
    signed 2019-03-11 16:28:50 -0400
  • James Michael "Mike" Henderson
    signed 2019-03-11 16:28:33 -0400
  • Don Andrson
    signed 2019-03-11 16:27:31 -0400
    Vietnam Veteran still seeking Truth from my government! Whatever happened to that transparency we were promised?
  • Barb Olson
    signed 2019-03-11 16:27:24 -0400
  • Dick Etherington
    signed 2019-03-11 16:26:58 -0400
  • John Prehn
    signed 2019-03-11 16:26:12 -0400
    ENOUGH WITH HER ALREADY! SHE TOLD THE TRUTH ABOUT US CRIMES. OTHERS NEED JAIL TERMS, NOT CHELSEA MANNING.
  • Julie Sanford
    signed 2019-03-11 16:26:04 -0400
  • Rev. Sandra Mackie
    signed 2019-03-11 16:25:46 -0400
    If one believes in our democracy, that means belief in principle of equity, which includes human rights for ALL people.
  • Jean Gore
    signed 2019-03-11 16:25:41 -0400
  • Laurence Wuillemin
    signed 2019-03-11 16:25:17 -0400
  • Martha Rowe
    signed 2019-03-11 16:24:56 -0400
    Leave this poor woman alone!
  • Richard Boyce
    signed 2019-03-11 16:24:54 -0400
  • Charles Happel
    signed 2019-03-11 16:24:52 -0400
  • Merri Sullivan
    signed 2019-03-11 16:24:49 -0400
  • William J. McCarthy
    signed 2019-03-11 16:24:21 -0400
    A decorated Naval Officer/Vet
  • Matt Sullivan
    signed 2019-03-11 16:24:16 -0400
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