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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24427 2.1 years ago Susan Yewell Marble Falls, TX
24426 2.1 years ago Alison McCauley Gainesville, FL
24425 2.1 years ago Joe Cerutti Derry, NH
24424 2.1 years ago Paul W.Ayers Fresno, CA
24423 2.1 years ago Peter Turner VA Chelsea Manning needs serious help. Leaking classified documents is wrong and should have serious consequences, but this is inhumane.
24422 2.1 years ago carol jokerst San Antonio, TX
24421 2.1 years ago Mary Rothbart Eugene, OR
24420 2.1 years ago Anonymous Seattle, WA
24419 2.1 years ago Martin Melkonian Uniondale, NY
24418 2.1 years ago Bernadine Owen Old Fort, NC
24417 2.1 years ago Julie Botten ROMFORD, ot
24416 2.1 years ago Roswitha Shaw OTTAWA, ON
24415 2.1 years ago Ewa Berton New York, NY
24414 2.1 years ago Ewa Berton New York, NY
24413 2.1 years ago Kathrine Minjares Asker, ot
24412 2.1 years ago Don Cram Rio Rancho, NM
24411 2.1 years ago Ash Decker Margate, FL
24410 2.1 years ago Ash Decker Margate, FL
24409 2.1 years ago sandra gresham Hokaano, HI
24408 2.1 years ago Ina Martinez Glendora, CA
24407 2.1 years ago Aulii Pacheco Paia, HI
24406 2.1 years ago Anonymous wednesbury, ot
24405 2.1 years ago Andre Walter Austin, TX
24404 2.1 years 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 2.1 years ago Anonymous Modesto, CA
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