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Commute Manning's Sentence to Time Served

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Commute Manning's Sentence to Time Served

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Petition Statement

President Obama, commute Chelsea Manning's sentence to time already served.
There are currently 18,751 signatures. NEW goal - We need 20,000 signatures!

Petition Background

On August 21, U.S. citizen Chelsea Manning - formerly Bradley Manning - was sentenced to 35 years in prison for leaking classified information to the public about the killing of civilians in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan; drone strikes in Yemen; torture in Guantanamo, Iraq, and Egypt; the coup in Honduras; corruption in Tunisia, the U.S. use of cluster bombs, and the blockade of Gaza,
Manning has already served more than three years in pre-trial detention, including 11 months in conditions described by the UN Special Rapporteur on Torture as cruel and inhumane.
Join Amnesty International in calling on President Obama to commute Manning's sentence to time already served.
References:
Amnesty International, "USA: Commute Bradley Manning’s sentence and investigate the abuses he exposed"
http://www.amnesty.org/en/news/usa-commute-bradley-manning-s-sentence-and-investigate-abuses-he-exposed-2013-08-21
Greg Mitchell, "What Manning Revealed"
http://gregmitchellwriter.blogspot.com/2013/06/as-debate-continues-what-manning.html
The ACLU said: "When a soldier who shared information with the press and public is punished far more harshly than others who tortured prisoners and killed civilians, something is seriously wrong with our justice system. A legal system that doesn't distinguish between leaks to the press in the public interest and treason against the nation will not only produce unjust results, but will deprive the public of critical information that is necessary for democratic accountability."
https://www.aclu.org/free-speech/aclu-comment-bradley-manning-sentence
There is also a petition at the White House website:
http://wh.gov/lgG58

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