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International Day of Solidarity with Leonard Peltier

January 30, 2012

The Courts may not be able to act but Barack Obama, as President, can. Please join with us to free an innocent man. On February 4, 2012, tell Obama to grant clemency to Leonard Peltier.

Solidarity events will be held in various locations around the world. Please plan to attend a scheduled event near you. See < http://www.whoisleonardpeltier.info/calendar.htm> or
< http://www.whoisleonardpeltier.info/02FebSolidarity.htm>.

Take a few minutes out of your busy day to write to the President, too:

President Barack H. Obama
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20500
Fax:  202-456-2461
E-Mail:
< http://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/submit-questions-and-comments >

For guidance in writing to the President in favor of clemency,
see < http://www.whoisleonardpeltier.info/clemency.htm>.

Thank you for all you do on behalf of Leonard Peltier.

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Background: Native American activist Leonard Peltier was wrongfully convicted in connection with the deaths of two agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Despite the courts’ acknowledgment of FBI and prosecutorial misconduct in the case, Peltier has been imprisoned since 1976, currently at the U.S. Penitentiary at Coleman, Florida.

The evidence shows that the FBI was the aggressor in the firefight that occurred on June 26, 1975.  From 1973 to 1976, Indigenous People on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota were victims of beatings, drive-by shootings, and stabbings carried out by local vigilantes who collaborated with the FBI.  Peltier and other Indigenous activists were forced into a defensive posture to protect not only their lives, but the lives of others who were present-elders, women, and children.  Indeed, Mr. Peltier’s co-defendants, tried separately, were acquitted on grounds of self-defense.

The evidence also clearly shows that the U.S. government’s goal was to orchestrate Mr. Peltier’s conviction by any means-including falsifying extradition documents and intentionally committing fraud on a Canadian court, as well as suppressing evidence of Mr. Peltier’s innocence during his trial.  By the government’s own admission, the critical part of the prosecution’s case against Mr. Peltier was the ballistics testimony which, years after his conviction, was discovered to be false.

You can help to free an innocent man.  Learn more about the Peltier case at www.whoisleonardpeltier.info.

Lauched into cyberspace by the

Leonard Peltier Defense Offense Committee
PO Box 7488, Fargo, ND  58106
http://www.whoisleonardpeltier.info

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One Comment leave one →
  1. Tausha permalink
    May 9, 2012 7:11 pm

    How do you know a white man is lying???? His lips are moving!!!!! He has been the destructor of families and peace for centuries. Free Peltier…He is innocent and another ploy in the white man’s plan to make others fear and hate minorities. If you were a Native American, would you trust a white????

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