International Leonard Peltier Defense Committee

Native American Activist Leonard Peltier Asks Obama for Clemency

The 71-year-old AIM member, who many believe has been unfairly jailed for more than 40 years, petitioned the president for a pardon in March. In 1977, Native American activist Leonard Peltier was put behind bars, where he has remained in federal custody for 40 years,...

When Is Enough Enough?

“In the aftermath of the Pine Ridge shootout, Peltier fled to Canada, where he was taken into RCMP custody in February 1976. The arrest was based on an affidavit signed by a woman named Myrtle Poor Bear. Poor Bear claimed to be Peltier’s girlfriend and told U.S....

Leonard Peltier ~ The World’s
Longest Serving Political Prisoner

…I can say this much based on the evidence used to convict Peltier: that is only to say that it falls far short of establishing guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.   The thin shred of evidence upon which his conviction rode was (at best) circumstantial.  It put him...
U.S. Political Prisoners#1: Leonard Peltier

U.S. Political Prisoners
#1: Leonard Peltier

Leonard Peltier is a Native American hero whom the American government has kept locked up for almost 40 years, much of it in solitary confinement. Peltier was jailed for murder after two FBI agents were killed on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota in...

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