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

Richard Clement
Anne Ryan
Joanne Snyder
David Laws
Florence Friedman
Stephen Oren
Jeff Messerschmidt
Mark Hollinrake
Jason Steadmon
Kate Kasserman
Robert Wesley
Boryana Tacconi
Margaret Shaffer
Marie Spike
Gérard Couchoud
Jed Mowshowitz
Mohamed Jagani
Charles Heinrichs Heinrichs
Emily Rugel
Eleanor Millard
Anne Streeter
Ba Wright
Eric Matchett
Marjorie Castanien
Marina Brown
Ricarda Sammaneh
Thomas Milcarek
Barbara A Cicalese
Cheryl moneiry
1,705 signatures

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  • Richard Clement
    signed 2019-03-11 15:26:54 -0400
  • Anne Ryan
    signed 2019-03-11 15:26:25 -0400
    This is a witch hunt inspired by people who claim the bible but do not understand it.
  • Joanne Snyder
    signed 2019-03-11 15:26:15 -0400
  • David Laws
    signed 2019-03-11 15:25:56 -0400
  • Florence Friedman
    signed 2019-03-11 15:25:43 -0400
  • Stephen Oren
    signed 2019-03-11 15:25:43 -0400
  • Jeff Messerschmidt
    signed 2019-03-11 15:25:42 -0400
  • Mark Hollinrake
    signed 2019-03-11 15:25:41 -0400
  • Jason Steadmon
    signed 2019-03-11 15:25:23 -0400
  • Kate Kasserman
    signed 2019-03-11 15:25:07 -0400
  • Robert Wesley
    signed 2019-03-11 15:25:01 -0400
  • Boryana Tacconi
    signed 2019-03-11 15:24:56 -0400
  • Margaret Shaffer
    signed 2019-03-11 15:24:55 -0400
  • Marie Spike
    @spike_marie tweeted link to this page. 2019-03-11 15:24:55 -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=424499
  • Marie Spike
    signed 2019-03-11 15:24:45 -0400
  • Gérard Couchoud
    signed 2019-03-11 15:24:31 -0400
  • Jed Mowshowitz
    signed 2019-03-11 15:24:29 -0400
  • Mohamed Jagani
    signed 2019-03-11 15:24:24 -0400
    Please release the girl – she’s more than served her time……
  • Charles Heinrichs Heinrichs
    signed 2019-03-11 15:24:23 -0400
    When are the cowardly goons in their helicopter going to be punished for shooting at little children (in the video Manning released)?
  • Emily Rugel
    signed 2019-03-11 15:24:15 -0400
  • Eleanor Millard
    signed 2019-03-11 15:24:14 -0400
  • Anne Streeter
    signed 2019-03-11 15:24:11 -0400
  • Ba Wright
    signed 2019-03-11 15:23:59 -0400
    she has served her time … let her go.
  • Eric Matchett
    signed 2019-03-11 15:23:58 -0400
  • Marjorie Castanien
    signed 2019-03-11 15:23:56 -0400
  • Marina Brown
    signed 2019-03-11 15:23:53 -0400
    Enough harm has been done to Ms.Manning for many years.

    She was a real hero to expose the misdeeds of our government.
  • Ricarda Sammaneh
    signed 2019-03-11 15:23:42 -0400
  • Thomas Milcarek
    signed 2019-03-11 15:23:33 -0400
    Chelsea Manning should be getting the Medal of Freedom in stead of being in Jail. I am aghast at what is happening to Chelsea. Maybe with the New Congresspersons we now have some of the obscene corruption of these illegal wars wil come to an end and Chelsea will be honored like is due her.
  • Barbara A Cicalese
    signed 2019-03-11 15:23:28 -0400
    It’s about press freedom!
  • Cheryl moneiry
    signed 2019-03-11 15:23:11 -0400

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