Today, Chelsea Manning’s legal defense team released a letter sent to the U.S. Army and the Office of the Pardon Attorney, requesting the commutation of Ms. Manning’s 35 year court-martial sentence to time served and “a first chance to live a real, meaningful life.” The letter discusses the harsh and inhumane conditions Ms. Manning was subjected to in unlawful pretrial solitary confinement for nearly a year.
View the full letters to the Secretary of the Army and President Obama’s Pardon Attorney here.
Fight for the Future is helping spread the word about a Whitehouse.gov petition calling for President Obama to reduce Manning’s sentence to time served.
Fight for the Future is a nonprofit that protects free speech in the digital age. We have been supporting Chelsea Manning while she is incarcerated, and released this letter with the permission of her attorneys.