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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24351 1 year ago Luranne Drager San Francisco, CA
24350 1 year ago MARK STEINBERG BENSALEM, PA
24349 1 year ago William Dawson Raleigh, NC
24348 1 year ago Ranjit Chacko San Francisco, CA
24347 1 year ago Anonymous Linden, NJ
24346 1 year ago Carlos Rennella Columbus, OH
24345 1 year ago Kate Jamal Wilmington, DE
24344 1 year ago Samantha Wright CLYDE, NY
24343 1 year ago Anonymous bilbao, ot La venganza no es justicia
24342 1 year ago Jan Stautz-Hamlin Clearwater, FL
24341 1 year ago Todd Southworth Waterloo, IA
24340 1 year ago Jeannie Mckenzie Oakland, CA
24339 1 year ago Debbie Dominguez Sebastian, FL
24338 1 year ago Lisa Kenton Dayton, OH
24337 1 year ago Sharon McGettigan Hinton, AB
24336 1 year ago Jeanne Mckimpson Rochester, MN
24335 1 year ago Fr. / Dr. Larry V. Stockman St. Louis, MO
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24332 1 year ago Yousri khattali paris, ot
24331 1 year ago Nathan Michaels Etobicoke, ON
24330 1 year ago lori rillera San Francisco, CA
24329 1 year ago Thomas Baldridge IOWA CITY, IA I agree with the words above regarding the treatment of Miss Manning.
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24327 1 year ago Nancy Gauquier Santa Cruz, CA
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