14 November 2013

Amnesty calls for the release of Chelsea Manning (and how you can help)

Amnesty International is calling for Chelsea Manning (formerly known as Bradley Manning) to be immediately released:
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.

What you can do:

>> Read more and sign Amnesty's petition here.

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