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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Bill Carpenter
Judith Campbell
James Young
Russell haha Woodward hyehhyehhyeh
Katharine Cotrell
Vladimir Strugatsky
Kevin Gallagher
Bobby Belknap
Terri Tillinghast
Dee Halzack
Howard Huntoon Jr
Brent Rocks
joe wolf
Linda Smith
Nancy Kurtz
Tom McClelland
JoAnne Bauer
Lenore Isleib
Toni Burton
Igor Tandetnik
Susanne Spring
Frances Grabenhofer
Sally Mackey
Dennis Trembly
Samuel Durkin
Michael John Mayo
Pirooz Daneshmandi
Wayne Gibb
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  • Bill Carpenter
    signed 2019-03-11 15:36:14 -0400
  • Judith Campbell
    signed 2019-03-11 15:35:27 -0400
  • Stately Plump Buck
    @rebelknap tweeted link to this page. 2019-03-11 15:35:25 -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=293318
  • James Young
    signed 2019-03-11 15:34:48 -0400
  • Russell haha Woodward hyehhyehhyeh
    signed 2019-03-11 15:34:31 -0400
    I am fully committed to the request for clemency in the case of Chelsea Manning. She has suffered previously for a noble commitment to core principles of American freedom and democracy. That she should be charged again is a travesty of the spoken and written freedoms that will be defended or defeated by Americans. It is not a process of justice that forces such citizens into prison.
  • Katharine Cotrell
    signed via 2019-03-11 15:34:21 -0400
  • Vladimir Strugatsky
    signed 2019-03-11 15:34:01 -0400
  • Kevin Gallagher
    signed 2019-03-11 15:33:04 -0400
  • Bobby Belknap
    signed 2019-03-11 15:32:53 -0400
  • Terri Tillinghast
    signed 2019-03-11 15:32:50 -0400
  • Dee Halzack
    signed 2019-03-11 15:32:14 -0400
  • Howard Huntoon Jr
    signed 2019-03-11 15:32:12 -0400
  • Brent Rocks
    signed 2019-03-11 15:32:10 -0400
  • joe wolf
    signed 2019-03-11 15:32:07 -0400
  • Linda Smith
    signed 2019-03-11 15:31:54 -0400
  • Nancy Kurtz
    signed 2019-03-11 15:31:42 -0400
    This is heinous punishment.
  • Tom McClelland
    signed 2019-03-11 15:31:36 -0400
  • Toni Burton
    @MissAutumnMoon tweeted link to this page. 2019-03-11 15:31:31 -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=700642
  • JoAnne Bauer
    signed 2019-03-11 15:31:28 -0400
  • Lenore Isleib
    signed 2019-03-11 15:31:20 -0400
  • Toni Burton
    signed 2019-03-11 15:31:18 -0400
  • Igor Tandetnik
    signed 2019-03-11 15:31:13 -0400
  • Susanne Spring
    signed 2019-03-11 15:31:07 -0400
  • Frances Grabenhofer
    signed 2019-03-11 15:30:53 -0400
    Enough! Manning has been harmed far too much by past witch hunts designed to keep truth about government actions from the public. The jailing of Manning is nothing but political persecution.
  • Sally Mackey
    signed 2019-03-11 15:30:51 -0400
    Sally Mackey
  • Dennis Trembly
    signed 2019-03-11 15:30:39 -0400
  • Samuel Durkin
    signed 2019-03-11 15:30:31 -0400
    Samuel Durkin
  • Michael John Mayo
    signed 2019-03-11 15:29:55 -0400
  • Pirooz Daneshmandi
    signed 2019-03-11 15:29:51 -0400
  • Wayne Gibb
    signed 2019-03-11 15:29:49 -0400
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