Friends of Peltier and the International Leonard Peltier Defense Committee: Executive Clemency for Leonard Peltier!
“For almost 40 years, a man has been held as a political prisoner of the United States. His name is Leonard Peltier. He is a Native American Indian. Amnesty International considers Leonard a political prisoner and have called for his release.”
“False evidence and testimony were used to convict him. Gerald Heaney, the judge who presided over Peltier’s appeal hearing in 1986, subsequently expressed his concerns about the case in a letter to Senator Daniel Inouye, Chair of the Senate Select Committee on Indian Affairs in 1991, expressing his belief that ‘the FBI used improper tactics in securing Peltier’s extradition from Canada [where Peltier fled following the shootings] and in otherwise investigating and trying the Peltier case.'”
“All of Leonard’s legal appeals against his conviction having been exhausted, his release date is set for 2040. Leonard is 69 years old, sick, and he deserves to go home to his people to live out the rest of his days.”
In addition to signing the petition, you can support the campaign by purchasing Free Leonard Peltier merchandise, such as bumper stickers and patches, Peltier’s own artwork prints, and a documentary DVD titled Incident at Oglala which was produced and narrated by Robert Redford.