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Leonard Peltier

Post  Jennie on Fri Jul 11, 2008 1:10 am

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Leonard Peltier (born September 12, 1944) is a Native American activist and member of the American Indian Movement. In 1977 he was convicted and sentenced to two consecutive terms of life imprisonment for the murder of two FBI Agents who died during a 1975 shoot-out on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. There has been considerable debate over Peltierís guilt and the fairness of his trial. Some supporters and organizations, including Amnesty International, consider him to be a political prisoner. Amnesty International said, for example, that "Although he has not been adopted as a prisoner of conscience, there is concern about the fairness of the proceedings leading to his conviction and it is believed that political factors may have influenced the way the case was prosecuted." Numerous lawsuits have been filed on his behalf but none has succeeded. Peltier is currently incarcerated at the United States penitentiary in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania.........)


http://www.leonardpeltier.net/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leonard_Peltier

http://www.law.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/Peltier.html

http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/individualProfile.asp?indid=1740
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