Thursday, February 25, 2010

Leonard Peltier Appeal Denied

LP-DOC - PO Box 7488 - Fargo, ND 58106
Phone: 701/235-2206; Fax:701/235-5045

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
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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