Chelsea Manning Resisting Grand Jury Subpoena

Boing Boing:

Whistleblower and torture-survivor Chelsea Manning (previously) has been summoned before a Grand Jury, seemingly to testify about her "2010 disclosures of information about the nature of asymmetric warfare to the public."

Like many activists before her, Manning is challenging the subpoena and faces the risk of up to 18 months in prison if she does not prevail in her legal battle. She believes that "since testimony before grand juries is secret, grand juries can create fear by suggesting that some members of a political community may be secretly cooperating with the government. In this way, grand juries can seed suspicion and fear in activist communities."

Enough. Chelsea has paid her debt to society. There are still a bunch of people who have a sad and a mad because she exposed that we have done exactly what we accuse others of doing. They’ve come up with a way to avoid the Double Jeopardy clause of the Fifth Amendment and shut her up in prison for another 18 months, where they will undoubtedly employ the same tactics they did to torture her while she was in prison the first time. Chelsea Manning stands not just for LGBT rights, because those rights are human rights. We should ALL be in the cause of fighting for human rights. Period.

Shame. Leave Chelsea Alone.