Clemency for Leonard Peltier Called for at United Nations

New York, NY – On April 24, 2019 Janene Yazzie (Diné) called for clemency for political prisoner Leonard Peltier at the annual United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues.

Every year we remind the forum that Leonard Peltier, Anishinaabe and Dakota, and an enrolled citizen of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians, has been in federal prison since 1976, although he was wrongly convicted for the deaths of two FBI agents. Last year, the US representatives wrongly asserted that the conviction was for murder, obscuring the complexities of Leonard’s charge of aiding and abetting, showing the lack of concern for understanding and remedying this great injustice. Leonard Peltier is 74-years-old and suffers from several multiple serious health conditions. He should be granted parole, executive clemency or compassionate release immediately so that he may spend his remaining years with this family. The case of Leonard Peltier demonstrates the failure of the U.S. criminal justice system to provide real justice for Native Peoples as well as the government-generated environment of racism that consistently leads to unjust convictions ”  ~ Janene Yazzie

13 thoughts on “Clemency for Leonard Peltier Called for at United Nations

  1. If any one deserves to free it is Leonard Peltier.The people of the United Nations please do every thing you can do to help this man who only want to see his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.

  2. Prayers for Leonard Peltier that he gets released and can spend the rest of his life with his family. The law is so wrong and I pray that Anishinaabeg people get more lawyers to protect their own. To change laws against native people. Miigwech.

  3. It is way past the time that Leonard Peltier should have been released from prison. Please let him spend his remaining time with his family. It is cruel and inhumane to keep him locked up. This is clearly a case of racism in the extreme!! Shame, shame on the American government

  4. The FBI agents deserved to die, these illegal steelers stole the land and forced the indigenous people onto reservations, the USA is an illegal entity, anyone who supports it deserves to die, let the First Nations have their land back.

  5. My prayers to free Leonard, he is in my ♥️, so sorry we have stolen his beautiful life,
    Please give him freedom before he leaves

  6. I really hope that the USA government listen and do the right thing and release this man 39 years is a long time for a guilty man but for a innocent man is all wrong Let him free

  7. Let real justice prevail and free Leonard Peltier.
    He is a gifted, good man and we are losing out on the time he has left to be with his family and the many talents he has to share.

  8. Miigwetch for your endeavors to fight for Lenard P , I hope to see this come true. I watched a documentary on how he is treated and it is so sad to see. I support this fight all the way.

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