[Ppnews] Feb 4 - International Day of Solidarity with Leonard Peltier

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Sat Jan 28 20:17:27 EST 2012

International Day of Solidarity with Leonard Peltier

The Courts may not be able to act but Barack Obama, as President,
can. Please join with us to free an innocent man. On February 4,
2012, tell Obama to grant clemency to Leonard Peltier.

Solidarity events will be held in various locations around
the world. Please plan to attend a scheduled event near
you. See <http://www.whoisleonardpeltier.info/calendar.htm> or

Take a few minutes out of your busy day to write to the President,

President Barack H. Obama
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20500
Fax:  202-456-2461

For guidance in writing to the President in favor of clemency,
see <http://www.whoisleonardpeltier.info/clemency.htm>.

Thank you for all you do on behalf of Leonard Peltier.


Background: Native American activist Leonard Peltier was wrongfully
convicted in connection with the deaths of two agents of the Federal
Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Despite the courts' acknowledgment
of FBI and prosecutorial misconduct in the case, Peltier has been
imprisoned since 1976, currently at the U.S. Penitentiary at Coleman,

The evidence shows that the FBI was the aggressor in the firefight
that occurred on June 26, 1975.  From 1973 to 1976, Indigenous
People on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota were
victims of beatings, drive-by shootings, and stabbings carried out
by local vigilantes who collaborated with the FBI.  Peltier and
other Indigenous activists were forced into a defensive posture
to protect not only their lives, but the lives of others who
were present-elders, women, and children.  Indeed, Mr. Peltier's
co-defendants, tried separately, were acquitted on grounds of

The evidence also clearly shows that the U.S. government's goal
was to orchestrate Mr. Peltier's conviction by any means-including
falsifying extradition documents and intentionally committing fraud
on a Canadian court, as well as suppressing evidence of Mr. Peltier's
innocence during his trial.  By the government's own admission,
the critical part of the prosecution's case against Mr. Peltier
was the ballistics testimony which, years after his conviction,
was discovered to be false.

You can help to free an innocent man.  Learn more about the Peltier
case at www.whoisleonardpeltier.info.

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