it had done over a decade ago, the National Congress of American Indians
(representative of over 500 Indian nations in
the United States) unanimously passed an historic
resolution on Mr. Peltier's behalf in late
other recent expressions of support
or visit our archive of support statements (made
prior to 2009)
Recognizing that Leonard Peltier has been imprisoned for decades for a crime he did not
commit, various other
dignitaries, and human
rights organizations from around the world
also have called for Leonard Peltier's
On June 23, 1995,
for example, Amnesty International (AI) submitted a letter of concern about
the Peltier case to the U.S. Attorney General. With no executive review of
the case forthcoming, in 1999, AI called for
Leonard Peltier's release.
Before the U.S. Congress, in
2000, AI issued this
"Amnesty International considers Leonard Peltier to be a political
prisoner... Amnesty International believes that Leonard Peltier should be
immediately and unconditionally released."
In briefings to the United Nations since 1992, AI has actively pursued Leonard
freedom. AI submitted a briefing to the U.N. Human Rights Committee in February 2006
(updated in early July 2006),
in which AI again called for Leonard Peltier's release.
After the U.S. Parole Commission denied Peltier parole in August 2009, senior
deputy director of Amnesty International-USA, Curt
�Given that the case against Peltier unraveled years ago, his continued
imprisonment is only protracting a grave miscarriage of justice... When you
consider the concerns that plague the case... it is unconscionable that Leonard
Peltier should continue to suffer behind bars. It is high time for the U.S.
government to... right the wrongs of the past.�
2012, AI again called for Leonard's release.
In 2013, in partnership with the LPDOC, AI launched a worldwide campaign to
free Leonard Peltier.
work currently takes us in four directions:
An award of
investigation into the FBI's
misconduct in Indian Country, against the
American Indian Movement and in the case of
by the Attorney General; and
The release of tens of thousands of
Please help. Any or all of these strategies may lead to
Join with these and other Peltier
to secure the freedom of an