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

Walt Oicle
Jeffrey Hemenez
Kelly Slattery
Shel W. Anderson
M. Theresa Basile
Jodi Rodar
Sister Gladys Schmitz
Julie Zak
Charlie Bergstedt
Nancy M Ryan
Douglas Kline
Stefanie Weisgram
William Fast
Erica Chahal
Nancy York
Dwight Moore
Anna Farkas
Linda Veiga
Glen Venezio
H. Hardoouf
Katharine Ruthroff
Janine Moore
Mary Dean
Shelley Gilchrist
Harold Adolph Meyer, Jr
Emanuela Bedendo
Gerritt and Elizabeth Baker-Smith
Blanca Alvarado
Paul Till
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  • 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
  • Shel W. Anderson
    signed 2019-03-11 16:02:00 -0400
  • M. Theresa Basile
    signed 2019-03-11 16:01:32 -0400
  • thehealthsalon
    @TheHealthSalon tweeted link to this page. 2019-03-11 16:01:12 -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=686022
  • Jodi Rodar
    signed 2019-03-11 16:01:02 -0400
  • Sister Gladys Schmitz
    signed 2019-03-11 16:00:48 -0400
  • Julie Zak
    signed 2019-03-11 16:00:15 -0400
  • Charlie Bergstedt
    signed 2019-03-11 15:59:25 -0400
  • Nancy M Ryan
    signed 2019-03-11 15:59:21 -0400
  • Douglas Kline
    signed 2019-03-11 15:59:09 -0400
  • Stefanie Weisgram
    signed 2019-03-11 15:59:04 -0400
  • William Fast
    signed 2019-03-11 15:58:50 -0400
  • Erica Chahal
    signed 2019-03-11 15:58:20 -0400
    Chelsea Manning is one of the most moral people in the United States. She is being hounded for her principles. She should be free to exercise her conscience. The Grand Jury system is Draconian and should be abolished.
  • Nancy York
    signed 2019-03-11 15:58:18 -0400
  • Dwight Moore
    signed 2019-03-11 15:58:00 -0400
  • 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. Hardoouf
    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
  • 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!

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