[Ppnews] Leonard Peltier Appeal Denied

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Thu Feb 25 10:09:26 EST 2010


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Appeal Denied!

Today we received word that the parole decision has been affirmed by 
the U.S. Parole Commission. The Parole Commission made no concessions 
except for one -- to finally recognize Leonard's "recent prison 
record of good conduct." The Parole Commission went on to say that 
Leonard's age, health, and release plan were all considered, but that 
these elements "don't warrant his release at this time." All legal 
arguments made by the Peltier attorney Eric Seitz were rejected.

Once again, we're told that innocence is no defense. Yet again, the 
government has singled out Leonard Peltier as a scapegoat. As has 
always been the case, they intend to force Leonard Peltier to pay the 
price for the killings of their agents despite the lack of evidence 
against him. This is nothing short of politically motivated vengeance.

Leonard won't receive another full parole hearing until he is nearly 
80 years old. Already at risk for blindness, kidney failure, stroke, 
and certainly premature death given his diet, living conditions, and 
health care, this parole decision is also nothing less than a death sentence.

Don't accept the unacceptable. Demand Leonard's freedom. Call the 
White House comment line every day to express your outrage. Call: 
(202) 456-1111 or (202) 456-1112. You also can send an e-mail to the 
White House. Go to 
<http://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/>http://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/. 
Mail or fax a letter to President Barack Obama, The White House, 1600 
Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, DC 20500; Fax - (202) 456-2461.




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