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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Number Date Name Location Please add comment.
24526 1 year ago Laurie Couvertier Bronx, NY
24525 1 year ago Michael Foote Keller, TX
24524 1 year ago wandis wilcox aptos, CA There's absolutely no excuse for this illegal mistreatment of a suffering captive human being, in this case, whistleblower Chelsea Manning. Drop these shameful charges now!
24523 1 year ago U. Meyer Kassel, ot
24522 1 year ago Sarah El-Harrache Montreal, QC
24521 1 year ago PEGGY Baughns Decatur, GA
24520 1 year ago Eileen Wunderlich Houston, TX
24519 1 year ago Kerry Lomonaco Kings Park, NY
24518 1 year ago Dr Nigel Speight Durham, ot Forgive my intrusion but while not a US citizen I feel I am entitled to an opinion on an issue of human rights
The US authorities seem to be acting with extreme vidictiveness in a way that is un...
24517 1 year ago Lester Kober Quinton, NJ
24516 1 year ago Lester Kober Quinton, NJ You have become who you despise, thus you are also equally perverse.
24515 1 year ago Anonymous ot
24514 1 year ago Anonymous Centralia, WA Transgender people are humans and you won't sweep us or our lives under the rug.
24513 1 year ago Brittany Wheeler Mesa, AZ
24512 1 year ago Anonymous Munich, ot
24511 1 year ago Anonymous CO Please be just, not a bully. Please honor her dignity as a human. Please please.
24510 1 year ago Jackie Critser Wilsonville, OR Cruel and unusual punishment is not American, and what is being done to Chelsea Manning is something I would expect from a third world dictatorship.This mental and physical torture on a whistleblowe...
24509 1 year ago Sylvia Wagstaff Hudds., AL
24508 1 year ago Edouard Le Maistre Godalming, ot
24507 1 year ago Natalie Mitchell Johannesburg, ot
24506 1 year ago Laura Wilson WEST DES MOINES, IA
24505 1 year ago Jonathan Boud Middlesex, ot
24504 1 year ago marco and maria cano mt.sinai, NY
24503 1 year ago Buster Hinojosa CA
24502 1 year ago Casey Blaylock King George, VA She's a hero and should be released!
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