Amenesty International USA Asks for Clemency.
WASHINGTON, DC) – To mark his 72nd birthday today, Amnesty International USA (AIUSA) released a new video urging President Obama to grant clemency to Anishinabe-Lakota Native American activist Leonard Peltier before leaving office. The video highlights Amnesty International’s human rights concerns about Peltier’s case and is narrated by actor Peter Coyote. Amnesty International has joined Indigenous activists, human and civil rights groups, and Peltier’s family and friends to call for his release…
“The moment for action is decades overdue in this case. Leonard Peltier is 72 and in failing health. As President Obama approaches his last few months in office and continues to announce record-breaking numbers of commutations, it is crucial that he grant Leonard Peltier clemency. Despite the political factors which may have influenced the way the case was prosecuted, Leonard Peltier has remained in prison all these years. He is not eligible for parole again until 2024,” said Zeke Johnson, Managing Director, Individuals at Risk program. “President Obama now has the opportunity to bring some measure of closure to a case that has troubled many people for decades.”
And go to the AI Leonard Peltier case page: http://www.amnestyusa.org/our-work/cases/usa-leonard-peltier to take action.