[Ppnews] Leonard Peltier Update - Don't Stop Calling

Political Prisoner News ppnews at freedomarchives.org
Thu Jan 22 11:42:56 EST 2009


Thank you to all supporters for taking action of Mr. Peltier's
behalf.  Our work isn't done.  As you know, Mr. Peltier was assaulted
at USP-Canaan last week.  Your continuing involvement is greatly
appreciated and urgently needed.

* Update *

Peltier attorney Micheal Kuzma described Leonard's injuries during
an interview yesterday on American Indian Airwaves.  According to
a letter received from Peltier (thus far, neither the attorneys
or Leonard's family members have been able to speak directly with
Leonard), the attack occurred on January 13.  Leonard believes he
may have a concussion and he's suffering from headaches that are
a direct result of the beating.  His middle finger on his left
hand may be broken.  He has a large bump near his right wrist. He
is experiencing pain in the area of his right rib cage and chest
(which is bruised). Listen to the interview (last 20 minutes of
the program):

http://64.27.15.184/parchive/mp3/kpfk_090121_150223americanindian.mp3.

* Don't Stop Now *

Please continue your contacts to demand that the Bureau of Prisons
(BOP) ensure the safety of Leonard Peltier.  In all your contacts
with entities within the BOP, please make certain to reference
Leonard's registration number: Leonard Peltier #89637-132. Let the
BOP know we will hold them accountable for Leonard's wellbeing.

Warden Ronnie R. Holt, Warden
USP-Canaan
U.S. Penitentiary
3057 Easton Turnpike
Waymart, PA 18472
Phone:  570-488-8000
Fax:  570-488-8130
E-mail address: CAA/EXECASSISTANT at BOP.GOV

D. Scott Dodrill, Director
Northeast Regional Office
Federal Bureau of Prisons
2nd & Chesnut Streets., 7th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Phone: 215-521-7301
E-mail: NERO/EXECASSISTANT at BOP.GOV

Harley G. Lappin, Director
Bureau of Prisons
U.S. Department of Justice
320 First Street, NW, Room 654
Washington, DC  20534
Phone: 202-307-3250
Fax: 202-514-6878

Under the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Leonard has
rights.

Under the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Leonard
has rights.  The U.S. isn't a signatory of this Declaration. However,
most of the rest of the world believe the rights recognized under
this Declaration "constitute the MINIMUM standards for the survival,
dignity and well-being of the indigenous peoples of the world".

Under the UN Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners,
Leonard has rights.

Under the Geneva Convention relative to the Treatment of Prisoners
of War--because, as we know, the Indian Wars are not over--Leonard
has rights.

Under the U.S. Constitution, Leonard Peltier has rights.

Sworn to uphold the U.S. Constitution, Obama has a responsibility
to investigate the treatment of Leonard Peltier #89637-132 and to
provide relief.  Contact President Obama:

The Honorable Barack H. Obama
President, United States of America
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500
Comments: 202-456-1111
Fax: 202-456-2461
E-mail: http://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/

Also write to your senators and your representative in Congress.
See http://www.congress.org to identify and locate your
Members of Congress. Also consider sending a video message.
See http://www.congress.org/congressorg/mailapp/ for directions.

Write to the print and electronic media.  Find you local media
outlets at http://www.newslink.org.  Letters to editors also can be
made easy through free online services such as PublishaLetter.com. In
a few clicks your letter will be on its way to the editor of
your choice:
http://www.publishaletter.com/index.jsp.

Write also to the following organizations.  Ask for their continuing
advocacy on Leonard's behalf:

The Honorable Navanethem Pillay
High Commissioner for Human Rights Palais des Nations United Nations
CH-1211
Geneva 10
SWITZERLAND

Secretariat of the Working Group on Indigenous Populations
Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights Palais des Nations
United Nations
CH-1211
Geneva 10
SWITZERLAND

The Honorable Prof. S. James Anaya
Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms of Indigenous
Peoples
Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights Palais des Nations
United Nations
CH-1211
Geneva 10
SWITZERLAND

Working Group on Arbitrary Detention
Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights Palais des Nations
United Nations
CH-1211
Geneva 10
SWITZERLAND

The Honorable Irene Khan
Secretary General, Amnesty International
International Secretariat
1 Easton Street
London WC1X 0DW
UK

The Honorable Larry Cox
Executive Director, Amnesty International-USA
5 Penn Plaza - 14th Floor
New York, NY 10001

The Honorable Kenneth Roth
Executive Director, Human Rights Watch
350 Fifth Avenue
34th Floor
New York, NY 10118


"Never cease in the fight for peace, justice, and equality for all
people. Be persistent in all that you do and don't allow anyone to
sway you from your conscience." -- Leonard Peltier




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