Free Chelsea Manning!

President Obama leaves office on January 20, 2017, and now more than ever, we need to ask him to give Chelsea time served. She’s been in prison since May 2010. During that time, she was held in solitary confinement and attempted suicide twice. She is currently serving a 35-year sentence.


Dear President Obama:

I call on you to grant Chelsea Manning clemency and release her immediately.

I am concerned by the conditions that she was held in whilst in pre-trial detention which were described as cruel and inhumane by the UN Special Rapporteur on Torture. Her treatment was deemed to breach military standards by the judge presiding over her case and military officials.

I am also concerned that Chelsea was prevented from presenting evidence that she was acting in the public interest at her trial, which were not considered in her sentencing.

Due to the shortcomings in due process during Chelsea’s detention and trial I urge you to commute Chelsea’s sentence to time that she has already served in pre-trial detention, and release her immediately.

I ask that you urgently investigate the potential human rights violations exposed by Chelsea Manning, and note that some of the information revealed by her has added great value to public debate.

Finally, I call on you in strengthening protection for whistleblowers, and consider the effect of Chelsea’s severe punishment on limiting the capacity for others exposing human rights abuses to reveal them in the future.

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  • Jessica Calosci
    signed via 2017-06-27 23:04:10 -0400
  • Ivar Jordre
    signed 2017-01-17 16:19:22 -0500
  • Mary Ciuffitelli
    signed 2017-01-16 18:48:53 -0500
  • Joe Sokolinsky
    signed 2017-01-16 14:26:01 -0500
  • shannon taylor
    signed 2017-01-16 03:28:02 -0500
    Please do the right thing and pardon Chelsea Manning.
  • joel
    signed 2017-01-15 20:40:27 -0500
  • Lucia Calderon
    signed 2017-01-14 17:52:00 -0500
    She is being abused and tortured. She did nothing to deserve being there. She is a hero.
  • Kathleen Jones
    signed 2017-01-14 16:00:05 -0500
  • Hank Bromley
    signed 2017-01-14 15:08:07 -0500
  • Letitia Dace
    signed 2017-01-14 10:22:35 -0500
  • Glenn Silbersdorff
    signed 2017-01-14 04:02:08 -0500
  • Anita Constantine-Gay
    signed 2017-01-14 01:01:26 -0500
  • Siochain oconnor
    signed 2017-01-14 00:53:06 -0500
    Manning has served his/her country and served enough time. pardon.
  • Fred R. Brooks, Jr.
    signed 2017-01-13 18:57:00 -0500
  • Dyan Gibson
    signed 2017-01-13 16:42:47 -0500
    Dyan Gibson
  • dearbhla keating
    signed 2017-01-13 03:48:49 -0500
    I am an American citizen and care deeply about this issue.
  • Jonathan Trautman
    signed via 2017-01-13 03:20:35 -0500
    Jonathan Trautman
  • Denis Mosgofian
    signed 2017-01-13 03:08:10 -0500
  • Wendy Dwyer
    signed 2017-01-13 00:24:04 -0500
    President Obama,

    Early on you promised to protect whistle blowers. In good faith PLEASE keep your promise, justice for Chelsea . Please
  • Frank Scanzillo
    signed 2017-01-12 22:43:05 -0500
  • Jeffery Mullins
    @JefferyMullins tweeted link to this page. 2017-01-12 20:48:10 -0500
    Take action: Sign our petition calling for fair treatment for Chelsea Manning. via@codepink http://www.codepink.org/obama_free_chelsea_manning?recruiter_id=35577
  • Jeffery Mullins
    signed 2017-01-12 20:47:38 -0500
  • Barbara McClure
    signed 2017-01-12 20:42:35 -0500
    Barbara McClure
  • Suzanne Hedrick
    signed 2017-01-12 20:24:53 -0500
    Justice must be done before the trump regime begins doing away vwith its many enemies
  • helen wooll
    signed 2017-01-12 18:02:56 -0500
    Helen C Wooll
  • Robert Henderson
    signed 2017-01-12 17:52:38 -0500
    Robert Henderson
  • Faye Bennett
    signed 2017-01-12 17:30:09 -0500
    Please do frree Chelsea.
  • Michele Pascoe
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-01-12 17:13:49 -0500
    Take action: Sign our petition calling for fair treatment for Chelsea Manning. via@codepink
  • Michele Pascoe
    signed 2017-01-12 17:13:22 -0500
    Michele Pascoe
  • Tamara Lorincz
    signed 2017-01-12 16:41:08 -0500
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