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.


Who's signing

Anna Farkas
Linda Veiga
Glen Venezio
H. Fleishon
Katharine Ruthroff
Janine Moore
Mary Dean
Shelley Gilchrist
Harold Adolph Meyer, Jr
Emanuela Bedendo
Revs Drs Gerritt and Elizabeth Baker-Smith
Blanca Alvarado
Paul Till
Robert Brown
Cindy Heil
pedro guevara
Robert Gibb
Elizabeth Barger
Audrey Bomze
Leonard Schulman
Dr A Gardner
Cecily Lopes
David B. Chandler
Leah Hallow
Sondra Loucks Wilson
Patricia Blair
Seema Zeya
Paul Shannon
Joanne Dixon
1,626 signatures

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  • Anna Farkas
    signed 2019-03-11 15:57:43 -0400
  • Linda Veiga
    signed 2019-03-11 15:57:19 -0400
  • Glen Venezio
    signed 2019-03-11 15:57:11 -0400
  • H. Fleishon
    signed 2019-03-11 15:56:43 -0400
  • Katharine Ruthroff
    signed 2019-03-11 15:56:36 -0400
  • Janine Moore
    signed 2019-03-11 15:56:30 -0400
  • Mary Dean
    signed 2019-03-11 15:56:12 -0400
  • Shelley Gilchrist
    signed 2019-03-11 15:56:06 -0400
  • Harold Adolph Meyer, Jr
    signed 2019-03-11 15:55:30 -0400
  • Emanuela Bedendo
    signed 2019-03-11 15:54:29 -0400
  • Revs Drs Gerritt and Elizabeth Baker-Smith
    signed 2019-03-11 15:53:40 -0400
  • Blanca Alvarado
    signed 2019-03-11 15:53:30 -0400
    Please free Chelsea Manning. What you are doing is not morally right.
  • Paul Till
    signed 2019-03-11 15:53:23 -0400
    I vote in EVERY general election!
  • Cindy Heil
    @cheil17 tweeted link to this page. 2019-03-11 15:53:15 -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=646343
  • Robert Brown
    signed 2019-03-11 15:53:12 -0400
    She should be released.
  • Cindy Heil
    signed 2019-03-11 15:53:07 -0400
  • pedro guevara
    signed 2019-03-11 15:52:42 -0400
    To all those who are part of Fascist, Racist, Imperialist amerika..STOP causing the suffering You bring on the World!
  • Robert Gibb
    signed 2019-03-11 15:52:11 -0400
  • Elizabeth Barger
    signed 2019-03-11 15:52:10 -0400
    Chelsea Manning is a true patriot who understands what we must do to defend the high ideals of this nation. She is standing for freedom of the press and the ability of any of us, rite or left to say what we think about what our leaders and representatives are doing.She made a solemn oath to protect the nation and the US Constitution from enemies both foreign and domestic, and she is continuing to do that by putting her life and sacred honor on the line. It takes great courage and love of country to do what she is doing. Please make sure to call your legislators to protect her right to live up to her beliefs and make sure she is released from prison immediately.
  • Audrey Bomze
    signed 2019-03-11 15:52:05 -0400
  • Leonard Schulman
    signed 2019-03-11 15:51:02 -0400
    Leonard Schulman
  • Dr A Gardner
    signed 2019-03-11 15:50:29 -0400
  • Cecily Lopes
    signed 2019-03-11 15:50:17 -0400
    Free this hero!!!!!
  • David B. Chandler
    signed 2019-03-11 15:49:50 -0400
  • Leah Hallow
    signed 2019-03-11 15:49:29 -0400
  • Sondra Loucks Wilson
    signed 2019-03-11 15:49:13 -0400
    Chelsea Manning has already served more time than Paul Manafort has been sentenced to. Ridiculous! Put her under house arrest (if you must) and allow her to have her medical needs administered to.
  • Patricia Blair
    signed 2019-03-11 15:49:11 -0400
  • Seema Zeya
    signed 2019-03-11 15:48:57 -0400
    Please free Chelsea Manning now. Hasn’t she already paid her price to society and suffered enough indignities?
  • Paul Shannon
    signed 2019-03-11 15:48:50 -0400
    Paul Shannon
  • Joanne Dixon
    signed 2019-03-11 15:48:46 -0400

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