International Leonard Peltier Defense Committee

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Congressional Investigation

For decades, we have requested that a congressional hearing be held to address the events on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation during the 1970s. In spring 2004, the Judiciary Committee (U.S. House of Representatives) announced plans to investigate misconduct on the part of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). In response, the Peltier attorneys submitted a formal request to Congress for this investigation to include a full examination of the misconduct exhibited on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation during the 1970s, and in the case against Leonard Peltier. Recently, activist organizations also have called for a congressional hearing on the long-term effects of COINTELPRO. Join with these organizations and support this action.

The Bill of Rights… Just Another Broken Treaty?
Download this petition (PDF), collect signatures, and mail the petition to the White House. Do it and keep doing it until freedom is won!

Executive Review

On August 21, 2009, upon hearing the news that Leonard Peltier had again been denied parole, we renewed the call for an Executive Review of the Peltier case by the U.S. Department of Justice. We want justice… EQUAL justice… and we want it now.

FOIA Documents

Tens of thousands of documents on the Peltier case have yet to be released by the FBI. Urge that congressional hearings be held on the handling of Leonard Peltier’s Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests. The FBI must be required to divulge the exact number of documents it maintains on Leonard Peltier and the Field Offices that maintain these records; the total number of documents regarding this case that have been destroyed, as well as the date and authority under which records were destroyed; and whether or not any records dealing with Leonard Peltier have been transferred to any other agencies, as well as pertinent details of those transfers. Most importantly, the FBI must release all documents related to the Peltier case. These documents are over 25 years old and are considered historically significant. Further, they may contain information that may exonerate Leonard Peltier.

Note:  Copies of all signed hardcopy petitions should be mailed to ILPDC, P.O. Box 329, Fargo, ND  58107.

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