Just days before her scheduled speaking tour in Australia is due to commence, the government has indicated that they’re considering denying American activist Chelsea Manning a visa to enter the country.

In 2013, Chelsea was sentenced to prison in the US for disclosing classified information to Wikileaks that pointed to potential human rights violations by US forces. After a global campaign for her release, her sentence was commuted and she walked free in May 2017.

Chelsea is due to tour Australia with Think Inc at a series of events around the country. She’ll share her experiences blowing the whistle on potential human rights violations, and speak about her work as an LGBTQI rights advocate. However, the Australian Government is threatening to deny her entry to the country.

Australians have a right to engage in important discussions about human rights. Silencing Chelsea Manning is a denial of her right to freedom of expression.

We can help ensure Chelsea’s visit goes ahead but we have to act quickly. Please sign the petition calling on the government to grant Chelsea Manning entry to Australia, and we’ll make sure your voice is heard.

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The Hon Peter Dutton MP
Minister for Home Affairs

The Hon David Coleman
Minister for Immigration, Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs

We call on you to immediately grant Chelsea Manning a visa to enter Australia, and to allow her to tell her story to the Australian citizens who wish to hear it.

Yours sincerely,

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