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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24426 1 year ago Alison McCauley Gainesville, FL
24425 1 year ago Joe Cerutti Derry, NH
24424 1 year ago Paul W.Ayers Fresno, CA
24423 1 year ago Peter Turner VA Chelsea Manning needs serious help. Leaking classified documents is wrong and should have serious consequences, but this is inhumane.
24422 1 year ago carol jokerst San Antonio, TX
24421 1 year ago Mary Rothbart Eugene, OR
24420 1 year ago Anonymous Seattle, WA
24419 1 year ago Martin Melkonian Uniondale, NY
24418 1 year ago Bernadine Owen Old Fort, NC
24417 1 year ago Julie Botten ROMFORD, ot
24416 1 year ago Roswitha Shaw OTTAWA, ON
24415 1 year ago Ewa Berton New York, NY
24414 1 year ago Ewa Berton New York, NY
24413 1 year ago Kathrine Minjares Asker, ot
24412 1 year ago Don Cram Rio Rancho, NM
24411 1 year ago Ash Decker Margate, FL
24410 1 year ago Ash Decker Margate, FL
24409 1 year ago Sandra Gresham Honokaa, HI
24408 1 year ago Ina Martinez Glendora, CA
24407 1 year ago Aulii Pacheco Paia, HI
24406 1 year ago Anonymous wednesbury, ot
24405 1 year ago Andre Walter Austin, TX
24404 1 year ago larry young indianapolis, IN any and every one associated with the imprisonment of Chelsea Manning
should themselves be tried and convicted of treason
24403 1 year ago Anonymous Modesto, CA
24402 1 year ago Barbara Prescott Hove, ot Chelsea is a hero and so brave to stand up for what is right. She told the world of wrong doing that the US needed the world to know. What other way was open to her as this was the only way to stop ...
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