Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez supports Chelsea Manning

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The Congresswoman vocally demands to release the transgender activist from the solitary commitment because she believes that Manning is treated terribly there. “Chelsea Manning has been trapped in solitary confinement for refusing to answer questions before a grand jury. Solitary confinement is torture. Chelsea is being tortured for whistleblowing, she should be released on bail, and we should ban extended solitary in the US.” Ocasio-Cortez wrote on Twitter. Ocasio-Cortez, who became the youngest ever female US congresswoman last year, also shared a video in which she called to renew protective measures for transgender prisoners in general. “We have a unique responsibility to protect those who have the courage to come out and say that something is wrong, regardless of the administration,” she said in the clip. Manning was imprisoned on March 8 after refusing to testify to a grand jury investigating WikiLeaks. Her supporters allege that she was isolated and not allowed to use facilities

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