Hands off Chelsea

On International Women’s Day, Chelsea Manning was wrongfully jailed for refusing to participate in a secret WikiLeaks Grand Jury investigation. Manning and her lawyers requested that she spend her time under house arrest to accommodate her medical needs, however, Judge Claude H. Hilton refused and sent her to the women’s wing of the federal prison in Alexandria, VA.


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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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  • Stephanie Shaw
    signed 2019-04-16 10:41:10 -0400
  • Robert Goetz
    signed 2019-04-16 10:35:07 -0400
    Robert Goetz
  • Philip Noel
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    Philip Noel
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    signed 2019-04-16 10:28:58 -0400
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    signed 2019-04-16 10:24:10 -0400
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    signed 2019-04-16 10:20:43 -0400
    Janette Gordon
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    signed 2019-04-16 02:27:31 -0400
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    signed 2019-04-16 02:06:53 -0400
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    signed 2019-04-15 17:50:05 -0400
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    signed 2019-04-15 17:48:48 -0400
  • Brandyn Blatchford
    signed 2019-04-15 16:47:55 -0400
    Brandyn Blatchford
  • Mickie Lynn
    signed 2019-04-15 11:36:57 -0400
    Chelsea has already been imprisoned, tortured, placed in solitary confinement, and threatened with 35 years in prison. This Grand Jury summons is just another vengeful ploy to continue to torment her for releasing information that people in our “democracy” need to know to fully participate. She has already shared everything that she knows and is now being used as a pawn to heighten charges against Julian Assange.
  • Muhannad Faza
    signed 2019-04-15 07:45:33 -0400
  • Susan Rhoads
    signed 2019-04-15 07:02:52 -0400
  • Leonardo Torres
    signed via 2019-04-15 06:47:00 -0400
  • Lynn Swope
    signed 2019-04-15 03:21:08 -0400
    TRUTH
  • Larry Powell
    signed 2019-04-14 19:45:34 -0400
  • Susan Klein
    signed 2019-04-14 18:50:26 -0400
  • Dawn Ananda Hulton
    signed 2019-04-14 17:35:56 -0400
  • Vivian Weinstein
    signed 2019-04-14 15:11:00 -0400
    Free this amazing brilliant and courageous woman.
  • Delia Marcon
    signed 2019-04-14 12:54:50 -0400
  • Elizabeth Cori-Jones
    signed 2019-04-14 12:45:42 -0400
    Please stop persecuting Chelsea Manning!! She never deserved to be treated so badly or so unjustly, and the whole affair has been a profound and shameful embarrassment to this country. Chelsea Manning should get an award for the courage and strength she has repeatedly demonstrated. Thank you.
  • Janice Martens
    signed 2019-04-14 08:39:19 -0400
    Stop persecuting Chelsea Manning for the crimes of the U.S. government
  • Sylvia Gossani
    signed via 2019-04-14 07:31:58 -0400
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