[Pnews] Leonard Peltier - New Medical Emergency

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Thu Jan 7 10:32:18 EST 2016

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We received a message from Leonard this evening. An excerpt follows.

"For months, if not at least a year now, I have been complaining about 
medical problems and that something is wrong with me… For the last few 
days, I have been on call out to go see the doctor. Today, I was called 
again and had my blood pressure taken and gave more blood for more 
tests. Apparently, they found what's called Abdominal Aortic Aneurism 
(AAA) and it is at a very dangerous [stage]. If it bursts I can die. I 
will bleed to death. So they are going to rush me through some more 
tests, a MRI on Sunday, then find the right surgeon to do the operation. 
The good news is [this surgery] has a high success rate… if nothing goes 

At this time, we have no further details. Suffice it to say that, at 
Leonard's age, any surgery is risky. Also a concern is that during his 
treatment at a federal prison medical center, Leonard will be held in 

Please visit http://www.bop.gov/inmates/concerns.jsp 
Make reference to Leonard Peltier #89637-132 and USP Coleman I. Voice 
your concern about Leonard's medical treatment, and let the federal 
Bureau of Prisons know that the world is watching. We demand that 
Leonard receive the best possible care.

Please also contact:

Federal Bureau of Prisons
320 First St., NW
Washington, DC 20534
(202) 307-3198
info at bop.gov

In addition, when you make your call to the White House (as we know you 
often do) to voice your support for a grant of clemency, please mention 
Leonard's current health crisis. Mr. Obama must act now.

Leonard and the International Leonard Peltier Defense Committee thank 
you for your support - in particular during this critical time.

We'll keep you informed of any developments.

Freedom Archives 522 Valencia Street San Francisco, CA 94110 415 
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