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

Paco Rivera
Sandy Davies
maureen kowsky
John Raby
Daniel Goldberg
Robert Machover
Tom Knott
Charlotte Sheasby-Coleman
Dale Matlock
Paul Lerman
Benjamin Cuker
Steve Overton
Gale Espinosa
Bill Lindner
Carolyn Birden
Craig Clark
Viviane Bias
Jim Khoury
Barbara Bogard
John Golding
p bryer
Edh Stanley
Marie Lloyd
Virginia Wisdom
Johann Goergen
Sergei Kostin
tanya marquette
Erica Stanojevic
1,693 signatures

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  • Paco Rivera
    signed 2019-03-11 15:40:44 -0400
  • Sandy Davies
    signed 2019-03-11 15:40:37 -0400
  • maureen kowsky
    signed 2019-03-11 15:40:31 -0400
  • John Raby
    signed 2019-03-11 15:40:27 -0400
    The documents Ms. Manning released several years ago had to do with our country’s regrettable violations of the Geneva Codes in Iraq and Afghanistan. No one should confuse them with Russia’s ongoing attempts to subvert our national elections.
  • Daniel Goldberg
    signed 2019-03-11 15:39:58 -0400
  • Robert Machover
    signed 2019-03-11 15:39:48 -0400
  • Tom Knott
    signed 2019-03-11 15:39:48 -0400
  • Charlotte Sheasby-Coleman
    signed 2019-03-11 15:39:47 -0400
    I stand in solidarity with Chelsea Manning who is, once again, demonstrating that speaking up for truth and justice takes great courage. FREE CHELSEA MANNING!
  • Dale Matlock
    signed 2019-03-11 15:39:44 -0400
  • Paul Lerman
    signed 2019-03-11 15:39:42 -0400
  • Benjamin Cuker
    signed 2019-03-11 15:39:19 -0400
  • Steve Overton
    signed 2019-03-11 15:39:07 -0400
  • Gale Espinosa
    signed 2019-03-11 15:39:02 -0400
  • Bill Lindner
    signed 2019-03-11 15:38:46 -0400
  • Vj Moon
    @VJunemoon tweeted link to this page. 2019-03-11 15:38:14 -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=757277
  • Carolyn Birden
    signed 2019-03-11 15:38:08 -0400
  • Craig Clark
    @cclark112263 tweeted link to this page. 2019-03-11 15:38:01 -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=62376
  • Craig Clark
    signed 2019-03-11 15:37:51 -0400
  • Viviane Bias
    signed 2019-03-11 15:37:34 -0400
    Chelsea speaks for many she is a brave woman. she has a right to defend her rights
  • Jim Khoury
    signed 2019-03-11 15:37:34 -0400
  • Barbara Bogard
    signed 2019-03-11 15:37:08 -0400
  • John Golding
    signed 2019-03-11 15:37:00 -0400
  • p bryer
    signed 2019-03-11 15:36:56 -0400
  • Edh Stanley
    signed 2019-03-11 15:36:51 -0400
  • Marie Lloyd
    signed 2019-03-11 15:36:51 -0400
    Chelsea Manning, all situations considered, should be granted a medical release from jail. It is appropriate and merciful.
  • Virginia Wisdom
    signed 2019-03-11 15:36:50 -0400
  • Johann Goergen
    signed 2019-03-11 15:36:47 -0400
    Whistle-blower Chelsea Manning should receive a medal NOT more punishment.
  • Sergei Kostin
    signed 2019-03-11 15:36:42 -0400
  • tanya marquette
    signed 2019-03-11 15:36:28 -0400
    This is serious human cruelty and revenge for getting out of prison. This country should be brought up on treason for thwarting almost every civil rights law.
  • Erica Stanojevic
    signed 2019-03-11 15:36:16 -0400

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