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Freedom Now: Leonard Peltier

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Thank you for checking out my new campaign to free leonard Peltier from his decades old wrongful imprisonment. This concept came to life as an activism assignment for a college course, "Native American Writers" that i am currently enrolled in. As you peruse this page be mindful of the fact that this could happen to any of us. Therefore, it is imperative that justice be served for Mr. Peltier.
All donations are, of course, amazingly helpful. Even if you cannot afford a donation please visit the following page and sign the petition/educate yourselves on this crucial issue.

http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/peltier_clemency2008/


The Following information comes from the website: http://www.freepeltiernow.org (please go there)

An innocent man, Leonard Peltier was wrongfully convicted in 1977 and has served over 30 years in federal prison despite proof of his innocence—also despite proof that he was convicted on the basis of fabricated and suppressed evidence, as well as coerced testimony.

"The United States Courts of Appeal have repeatedly acknowledged investigative and prosecutorial misconduct in this case but, by their decisions, have refused to take corrective action. A model prisoner, Leonard Peltier also has been denied fair consideration for parole and Executive Clemency. This is clearly an abuse of the legal standards of American justice."

Recognizing that Leonard Peltier has been imprisoned for decades for a crime he did not commit, various governments and dignitaries from around the world have called for Leonard Peltier's release.

On June 23, 1995, 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 statement:

"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 Peltier's 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 Goering, stated:

“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.”

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Traci Ralston

Traci Ralston

DONATION: $10

In memory of Leonard Peltier 6 years ago

Erica Hering

Erica Hering

DONATION: $10

Just awful... 6 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

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Tis better to give... 6 years ago

Marcela

Marcela

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Freedom!!! 6 years ago

Dennis E.

Dennis E.

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Beth A.

Beth A.

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Nice work Mark! 6 years ago

Melissa D'Antonio

Melissa D'Antonio

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