USA: Appeal for the release of Leonard Peltier

USA: Appeal for the release of Leonard Peltier

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Index Number: AMR 51/160/1999
Date Published: 14 July 1999
Categories: Americas, USA

Amnesty International is appealing for the release from prison of Leonard Peltier, an Anishinabe-Lakota Indian, who is serving two consecutive life-sentences for the murders of two Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) agents. Although he has not been adopted as a prisoner of conscience, there is concern about the fairness of the proceedings leading to his conviction and it is believed that political factors may have influenced the way the case was prosecuted.


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