Sunday, 1 December 2013

Support the release of Chelsea Manning

Amnesty International believes that Chelsea Manning, the US soldier sentenced to 35 years’ imprisonment for leaking classified government material she believed was in the public interest, should be shown clemency and immediately released. This is in recognition of:

  • Her motivation: Manning acted in the hope that she could spark a meaningful debate on the costs of war and specifically on the conduct of the US military in Iraq and Afghanistan.
  • The extended period of time she has already spent in pre-trial detention and the treatment she received, which was described by the UN Special Rapporteur on Torture as cruel and inhumane.

Please sign in support of AI’s letter to Major General Buchanan, which will be included in the clemency petition to be submitted by Chelsea Manning’s attorney in early 2014.

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