Urgent: Chelsea Manning is being charged for her own suicide attempt, faces indefinite solitary confinement

After years of inhumane treatment, and having been held in conditions that the UN considers to be torture, Chelsea Manning, the Guardian columnist and whistleblower who has been in prison for years serving a 35-year sentence for exposing some of the U.S. government's worst abuses, attempted to take her own life on July 5th, 2016. Now, Army officials have informed her that she is facing serious new charges directly related to her suicide attempt. These new charges include:

1) Resisting a group of prison guards called "the force cell move team." (Chelsea was unconscious when this team arrived, which makes this charge particularly absurd.)
2) Prohibited property. (For the items she used to attempt to take her own life.)
3) Conduct which threatens. (For somehow putting the prison at risk while attempting to take her own life, quietly, in her own cell.)

Well, I rapped upon a house
With the U.S. flag upon display
I said, "Could you help me out
I got some friends down the way"
The man says, "Get out of here
I'll tear you limb from limb"
I said, "You know they refused Jesus, too"
He said, "You’re not Him."
-- Bob Dylan

ACLU Press Release

Fight for the Future Press Release

If convicted of these bizarre "administrative offenses," she is facing indefinite solitary confinement for the rest of her prison term (another 30 years).

Chelsea is being denied medical treatment for her gender dysphoria, which experts have stated is the only course of treatment through which she would no longer be suicidal.

Tell the Secretary of the Army:

Punishing Chelsea Manning for attempting to take her own life after systemic mistreatment is inhumane. Drop these new charges, and immediately give Chelsea access to adequate health care.


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24477 2.1 years ago Cynthia Whiting Buffalo, NY The treatment Chelsea Manning has endured while in custody is inhumane and it is also torture. I applaud people brave enough to tell the public when the government is doing things that aren't in the...
24476 2.1 years ago Bruce Sinclair Leduc, AB
24475 2.1 years ago William Dawson Raleigh, NC
24474 2.1 years ago Lars Sözüer Duisburg, ot
24473 2.1 years ago Carla Cazzaniga Brussels, ot
24472 2.1 years ago Rhonda Crutcher Westminster, CO Is this the new normal in the US?! We openly torture and harass and jail dissenters? Shameful and outrageous!
24471 2.1 years ago miri h herznach, ot
24470 2.1 years ago Carla Cazzaniga Brussels, ot
24469 2.1 years ago Liberty Forand Dayton, OH
24468 2.1 years ago Anonymous ot
24467 2.1 years ago Anonymous Oshawa, ON
24466 2.1 years ago Dat Ngo CA
24465 2.1 years ago Diogenes Evangelatos Santa cruz, CA
24464 2.1 years ago Vera Pereira Lisbon, ot
24463 2.1 years ago John Hartung Bridport, Dorset, United Kingdom, ot
24462 2.1 years ago Peter Clayworth Wellington, ot
24461 2.1 years ago Anonymous Auckland, ot Sorry this is very late. I was in a place with no wifi.
24460 2.1 years ago Paul Cavanaugh lithonia, GA
24459 2.1 years ago Linda Small IRVINGTON, VA
24458 2.1 years ago Sarah McCown St. Petersburg, FL
24457 2.1 years ago M VH Geneva, ot
24456 2.1 years ago kate nyne oakland, CA
24455 2.1 years ago Catherine Parnell St.Austell, ot
24454 2.1 years ago Mary Dosch Elburn, IL Please act like humans rather than unfeeling robots! If you do, you'll know that
compassion is the solution for Chelsea Manning as well as in general. Thank you!
24453 2.1 years ago Susan Cook portland, OR
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