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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Efraín Caborno
Deirdre Briggs
Tania Smith
Marcus Nestor
Melissa Kupfer
Julie Bulger
Jason Kishineff for Congress in Ca-5
Martha Roth
M Lemaire
Annette Moran
Colin Jeuring
Garjan Sterk
Ana Portocarrero
Merlyn Gabriel Miller
Patrice Stewart
Lorraine Harvey
Barbara Phinney
Elliot King
Chole Mencer
Beverly Bowns
Susan Cheever
Dr. Frederick Howard, Ph.D.
Denise Lytle
Doran Goodwin
Toni Rozsahegyi
Taliesin Morgan
david brubaker
Dorcas Castro
Phillip Broussard
Lindsey Risch
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  • Efraín Caborno
    signed 2019-12-04 06:09:00 -0500
    Efraín Alvarez Caborno
  • Deirdre Briggs
    signed 2019-11-27 19:00:36 -0500
  • Tania Smith
    signed 2019-11-02 23:42:47 -0400
  • Marcus Nestor
    signed 2019-10-25 21:54:36 -0400
    Once again the (criminally implicated) Trump administration is using an immoral and probably illegal “workaround” to get its way, by abusing or ignoring established practice and precedent of the law.In this case by using a grand jury to re-imprison Chelsea Manning, who’s term of imprisonment was duly commuted by the POTUS. IMPEACH AND IMPRISON DONALD TRUMP
  • Melissa Kupfer
    signed 2019-10-11 09:47:34 -0400
  • Julie Bulger
    signed 2019-10-09 14:39:06 -0400
  • Jason Kishineff for Congress in Ca-5
    signed 2019-10-05 01:57:05 -0400
  • Martha Roth
    signed 2019-10-04 19:02:18 -0400
    Martha Roth
  • M Lemaire
    signed 2019-10-04 12:28:08 -0400
  • Annette Moran
    signed 2019-10-03 12:31:40 -0400
  • Colin Jeuring
    signed 2019-10-03 10:46:03 -0400
  • Garjan Sterk
    signed 2019-10-03 07:27:39 -0400
  • Ana Portocarrero
    signed 2019-10-03 06:23:31 -0400
  • Merlyn Gabriel Miller
    signed 2019-10-03 05:00:27 -0400
  • Patrice Stewart
    signed 2019-10-03 01:15:55 -0400
  • Lorraine Harvey
    signed 2019-10-03 00:57:29 -0400
  • Barbara Phinney
    signed 2019-10-02 20:35:26 -0400
  • Elliot King
    signed 2019-10-02 16:43:11 -0400
    Chelsea Manning is what an actual whistleblower looks like.

    And what did this empire do?

    Tortured a veteran because that veteran had the audacity to report blow the whistle on crimes that very same empire was committing.

    Soldiers are NOT respected by the establishment.

    They are nothing more than pawns to be used in order to increase power for a select few.
  • Chole Mencer
    signed 2019-10-02 15:29:58 -0400
  • Beverly Bowns
    signed 2019-10-02 14:55:15 -0400
  • Susan Cheever
    signed 2019-10-02 13:37:02 -0400
  • Dr. Frederick Howard, Ph.D.
    signed 2019-10-02 12:16:51 -0400
  • Denise Lytle
    signed 2019-10-02 08:37:25 -0400
  • Doran Goodwin
    signed 2019-10-02 00:51:27 -0400
    Doran Goodwin
  • Toni Rozsahegyi
    signed 2019-10-01 20:26:08 -0400
  • Taliesin Morgan
    signed 2019-10-01 19:34:25 -0400
  • david brubaker
    signed 2019-10-01 16:16:10 -0400
  • Dorcas Castro
    signed 2019-10-01 15:33:31 -0400
    Chelsea Manning is an American Hero, NOT a criminal! Truth & justice, should NEVER be judged as a crime — free Chelsea Manning, NOW!
  • Phillip Broussard
    signed 2019-10-01 15:20:13 -0400
  • Lindsey Risch
    signed 2019-10-01 15:15:59 -0400
    Free her. Now.
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