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

Katrena Meeker Meeker
Jaz Brisack
Nancy Reed
Alison Ellison
Brandon Cawley
Colonel Ann Wright
Rose Kazma
daniel jensen
James Hobbs
Laurel Hays
rosemeire pontes
Janice ward
Karen Massey
Gerry Henkel
Gloria Carol
Salvatore Conte
Philip Noel
Alexander Symington
Kate Hughes
Karl Fenske
Tara Hanks
Samantha Penman
Randy Dinin
Diane Friedman
Geir Dalheim
J. Alessi
Robert Nock
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  • dc sarahchild
    @zuzu_petals tweeted link to this page. 2019-05-29 23:11:46 -0400
  • Katrena Meeker Meeker
    signed 2019-05-29 19:51:50 -0400
  • Jaz Brisack
    signed 2019-05-29 18:35:41 -0400
  • Nancy Reed
    signed 2019-05-29 18:25:22 -0400
  • Alison Ellison
    signed 2019-05-29 18:22:15 -0400
    Stop your persecution of Chelsea Manning!
  • Brandon Cawley
    signed 2019-05-29 16:41:37 -0400
  • Colonel Ann Wright
    signed 2019-05-29 16:29:40 -0400
    As a retired US Army Colonel, I hope you will recognize that Chelsea Manning‘s testimony is totally in the transcript of her court-martial. There’s no need to keep her in jail or require her to testify because it’s all written down already- just read it!!! Keeping her in jail is retaliation and retribution for her gaining clemency under the Obama administration
  • Rose Kazma
    signed 2019-05-29 16:09:18 -0400
  • daniel jensen
    signed 2019-05-29 13:18:16 -0400
  • James Hobbs
    signed 2019-05-29 12:21:43 -0400
    James Hobbs
  • Laurel Hays
    signed 2019-05-29 08:44:05 -0400
  • rosemeire pontes
    signed 2019-05-29 01:32:12 -0400
    Estamos pedindo ao procurador-geral dos EUA, G. Zachary Terwilliger, que faça a coisa certa e conceda ao Chelsea uma liberação médica da cadeia.


    Rosemeire Lemes Pontes

  • Janice ward
    signed 2019-05-28 23:40:57 -0400
  • kk
    @islgrl50 tweeted link to this page. 2019-05-28 23:37:20 -0400
  • Karen Massey
    signed 2019-05-28 23:37:00 -0400
  • Gerry Henkel
    signed 2019-05-28 22:21:05 -0400
  • Gloria Carol
    signed 2019-05-28 22:16:50 -0400
  • Salvatore Conte
    signed 2019-05-28 22:10:37 -0400
  • Philip Noel
    signed 2019-05-28 21:55:04 -0400
    Philip Noel
  • Alexander Symington
    signed 2019-05-28 21:47:45 -0400
    Alexander Symington
  • Kate Hughes
    signed 2019-05-28 20:31:12 -0400
  • Karl Fenske
    @karlfenske tweeted link to this page. 2019-05-28 19:57:56 -0400
  • Karl Fenske
    signed 2019-05-28 19:57:41 -0400
    The time to encourage Chelsea to testify against others was before she was sentenced. Now you have nothing to offer and she has no reason to cooperate with a government that tossed her away for bringing light to the extrajudicial killings by our government.
  • Tara Hanks
    signed 2019-05-28 19:56:06 -0400
  • Samantha Penman
    signed 2019-05-28 19:53:01 -0400
  • Randy Dinin
    signed 2019-05-28 19:48:48 -0400
  • Diane Friedman
    signed 2019-05-19 21:54:30 -0400
  • Geir Dalheim
    signed 2019-05-12 10:27:02 -0400
    Geir Kristian Dalheim. Pride when it comes to the military should be earned. Collateral damage was about mass murder soldiers who laughed while killing children. Soldiers laughing while they killed many people. I think this case is important. There is a contrast between soldiers from 2 world war and these garbage soldiers. No pride and no honer. They live today with respect from the U.s society. I met a Marine that was 75 years old over in the states. The best person I have ever met. He was against this video: collateral damage. Chelsea Manning have more in common with the Marines from world war 2 than these soldiers without honer. She is put in prison for pointing out the same thing as my 75 year old Marine was totally against.
  • J. Alessi
    signed 2019-05-11 00:08:11 -0400
  • Robert Nock
    signed 2019-05-10 17:28:59 -0400

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