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Thu Dec 13, 2012, 02:05 PM

Exclusive: Native American Activist Leonard Peltierís Jailhouse Plea for Long-Denied Clemency

http://www.democracynow.org/2012/12/13/exclusive_native_american_activist_leonard_peltiers

During the holidays, the atmosphere of goodwill and mercy traditionally extends all the way to the nationís highest leaders, with presidents typically pardoning more prisoners than any other time in the year. On Friday, actors, musicians and activists are uniting to renew calls for clemency for one of Americaís most well-known and longest-incarcerated prisoners: Leonard Peltier. The Native American activist and former member of the American Indian Movement was convicted of abetting the killing of two FBI agents during a shootout on South Dakotaís Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in 1975. Peltier has long maintained his innocence. Amnesty International considers him a political prisoner who was not granted a fair trial. We air a never-before-broadcast video of Peltier from an interview by German journalist Claus Biegert.

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Response to Coyotl (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 02:10 PM

1. Justice or Travesty of Justice? Either way, it is long past time for his release...

He really is a political prisoner now.

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Thu Dec 13, 2012, 02:36 PM

2. K&R

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