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

Anne Corrigan
Robert Belknap
Timothy Post
Michael Kemper
Ordell Vee
Edwin Martin
Elizabeth Smith
Allie Robbins
Bob Tripp
Diana Bohn Bohn
Ira Gerard-DiBenedetto
Anne Emerson
Sharon Baker
David Ball
Nancy Mancias
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  • Anne Corrigan
    signed 2019-03-11 15:18:25 -0400
  • Robert Belknap
    signed 2019-03-11 15:18:18 -0400
  • Ordell Vee
    @redot2005 tweeted link to this page. 2019-03-11 15:18:17 -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=348883
  • Timothy Post
    @t_post7 tweeted link to this page. 2019-03-11 15:18:12 -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=418365
  • Timothy Post
    signed 2019-03-11 15:18:07 -0400
  • Michael Kemper
    signed 2019-03-11 15:18:05 -0400
    This is the REAL witch hunt.
  • Ordell Vee
    signed 2019-03-11 15:18:05 -0400
  • Edwin Martin
    signed 2019-03-11 15:17:54 -0400
  • Elizabeth Smith
    signed 2019-03-11 15:17:53 -0400
  • Allie Robbins
    signed 2019-03-11 15:17:50 -0400
  • Bob Tripp
    signed 2019-03-11 15:17:47 -0400
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  • Diana Bohn Bohn
    signed 2019-03-11 15:17:45 -0400
  • Ira Gerard-DiBenedetto
    signed 2019-03-11 15:17:35 -0400
  • Anne Emerson
    signed 2019-03-11 15:17:32 -0400
  • Sharon Baker
    signed 2019-03-11 15:17:04 -0400
  • David Ball
    signed 2019-03-11 15:17:04 -0400
  • Nancy Mancias
    signed 2019-03-11 15:12:45 -0400

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