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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24501 1 year ago Stephanie J. Goldbach Berlin, NY
24500 1 year ago Stephanie J. Goldbach Berlin, NY
24499 1 year ago Bruce Laughbaum Thornville, OH
24498 1 year ago Carmen Torres Chicago, IL
24497 1 year ago Wajib Jabali Calgary, AB seriously?
24496 1 year ago Elspeth Macdonald Brooklyn, NY This poor person, Chelsea Manning, has done so much for our awareness of what our country has done, she ought to be celebrated. Instead she is tortured by her incarceration to the point of suicide. ...
24495 1 year ago Nick Macdonald Brooklyn, NY In the name of humanity and decency, and for all that our Constitution stands for, drop these absurd charges and respect the rights of Chelsea Manning. In peace, Nick Macdonald.
24494 1 year ago Alice Carli Rochester, NY To me this does indeed amount to, at the very least, cruel and unusual punishment. this is not what America is about. Please treat Chelsea like a citizen.
24493 1 year ago rodney erickson evanston, IL
24492 1 year ago Toby Blome El Cerrito, CA Punishing someone for attempted suicide is an outrage!
FREE CHELSEA NOW!
And give her the health care assistance that she needs.
24491 1 year ago Errol Tumarae Hastings, ot down with the Plutocracy state of America and freedom for our hero Chelsea manning
24490 1 year ago Sylvia Piskunov Paterson, NJ
24489 1 year ago Tom Harvey Toronto, ON
24488 1 year ago PEGGY Baughns Decatur, GA
24487 1 year ago Mark Deguia San Jose, CA
24486 1 year ago Marya Friedman New York, NY
24485 1 year ago Tanya A VA
24484 1 year ago Jack Paradise Belmont, MA
24483 1 year ago trina rowles Vancouver, BC
24482 1 year ago Trina Guinn Richmond , TX
24481 1 year ago Kimberley Vought Boynton Beach, FL
24480 1 year ago Nicole Waldron Hamden, OH
24479 1 year ago MERCY Jean-Marie VERDUN, ot
24478 1 year ago Anonymous Gladstone, MO
24477 1 year 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...
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