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Statements of Support

UNITED NATIONS COMMISSION ON HUMAN RIGHTS: Civil and Political Rights, Including the Questions of Torture and Detention; Religious Intolerance [Written statement submitted by the International Indian Treaty Council, a non-governmental organizations in special consultative status]

Support Letter from Paul Berg, Former BIA Employee at Pine Ridge.

Parole Support Letter from Judith Furlong, Former Pine Ridge Teacher and Reign of Terror Witness

Mary Robinson, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights has written to the President to urge clemency.

Statement of Congresswoman Maxine Waters Urging President Clinton to Grant Executive Clemency to Leonard Peltier.

Human Rights Award
Presented to Leonard Peltier

Below: Photo from the OFL honouring ceremony at the Sixth OFL Biennual Convention in Toronto on December 5, 2001

Standing from L: Irene Harris, Exec. VP, OFL; Ethel Birkett-LaValley, Sec.-Treasurer, OFL; Frank Dreaver, Anne Dreaver, LPDC Canada (Coalition); Wayne Samuelson, OFL President.
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Leonard Peltier Support Groups (LPSGs)

June 2001 - Update & Request for Support from the Leonard Peltier Defense Committee of Canada: An Emerging Plan of Action & Canada's Responsibility


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Letter from Congressman Don Edwards, Former FBI Agent [html]

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Letter from NCAI

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Letter signed by World Renowned Human Rights Leaders


Affidavit from private investigator, Eda Gordon stating that interviews with trial witnesses confirmed FBI coercion.

"Appeal for the Release of Leonard Peltier," Released by Amnesty International U.S.A.

SubCommission on Prevention of Discrimination and Protection of Minorities
WORKING GROUP ON INDIGENOUS POPULATIONS, l8th session 24 -28 July 2000 -- Statement presented by Bobby Castillo

"Statement About FBI Involvements on Pine Ridge Reservation" by William F. Muldrow, Former Director (Retired), Rocky Mountain Regional Office, U.S. Commission on Civil Rights

Warren Allmand's Statement on the Leonard Peltier Extradition Case: November 1, 1999

Eyewitness Journalist Kevin McKiernan Urges Closure for Divisive Period in Indian History

Kevin McKiernan "was there on June 25, 1975, outside the Jumping Bull ranch on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, when some of the bullets were flying." In his editorial, he provides eye witness account to the "climate of fear" on Pine Ridge at the time, saying that "it matched anything I have experienced reporting from war zones like El Salvador and the Middle East." Mr. McKiernan concurs with Judge Heaney who wrote in his clemency plea, "At some time, the healing process must begin. We as a nation must recognize their unique culture and their great contribution to our nation."

Audio clip of Kevin McKiernan, from testimony to the May 17, 2000 Congressional Briefing on Leonard Peltier. Mr. McKiernan is a Freelance Journalist, formerly of National Public Radio's All Things Considered

Jenner & Block Law Offices: Document Submitted to the U.S. Parole Commission on December 13, 1995 [Includes numerous quotes by Assistant United States Attorney, Lynn Crooks, in 1985 and 1992 arguments before the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, that the government "does not know" who shot the two agents.]

Unanimous Resolutions to Free Peltier Passed at Historical Meeting Between the NCAI and AFN

National Lawyers Guild: Letter to President Clinton Requesting Clemency

Resolution to the U.S. President to Grant Clemency or Pardon to Leonard Peltier by NYSU-AFT | AFL-CIO: United University Professions

SubCommission on Prevention of Discrimination and Protection of Minorities, Working Group On Indigenous Populations -- l8th session 24 -28 July 2000 (Item 5): Review of recent developments pertaining to the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms of indigenous people, General statements, including land issues, education and health -- Addressing Mr. Peltier's Health Issues

Listing of Noted Personalities Helping to Secure the Freedom of Leonard Peltier

Statement by Congressman Joe Kennedy: "...problems found with the evidence are grounds for a new trial."

Statement of Congressman John Conyers, Jr. on Leonard Peltier

Gerald Heaney was one of Peltier's appeal judges who later wrote this letter expressing his concern over the standing conviction. This is Judge Heaney's October 2000 letter affirming his position stated in his previous letter.

Resolution by the European Parliament to the United States Congress and Senate

Appeal from the Parliamentary Party, Bündnis 90/Die Grünen (AL)/UFV in the House of Representatives in Berlin, to President Clinton to Grant Presidential Clemency to Leonard Peltier

Letter to Attorney General Janet Reno from Senators Wellstone, Inouye, Deconcini and Campbell requesting an Evidentiary Hearing to examine the serious claims of government misconduct surrounding Peltier's trial.

Letter to President Clinton from Representative Morella requesting executive clemency for Leonard Peltier

Letter of Request to Attorney General Janet Reno from 18 Congressional Representatives to "order a thorough, independent review of [Peltier's] case, the allegations of misconduct on the part of the federal government, and the Justice Department's role in the pursuit of this case."

Letter to the President from 16 Congressional Representatives requesting executive clemency for Leonard Peltier

Lac Courte Oreilles Governing Board of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians: Letter to President Clinton, attached to "Resolution to Support Executive Clemency for Leonard Peltier"

Mean Spirit: Rebuttal by Peter Matthiessen to an exposé of Leonard's case by Scott Anderson and published in Outside Magazine

Current and Past Supporters of Justice for Leonard Peltier

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