To: President Obama

Free Leonard Peltier

Free Leonard Peltier

Petition text: Free Leonard Peltier, the longest held political prisoner in United States history.

Why is this important?

Leonard Peltier was convicted of murder on "cooked" evidence after the Oglala uprising and has been in prison for over 40 years. He is suffering from cancer and should be pardoned, at the very least on humanitarian reasons. If there was really equal justice in this country, those responsible for poisoning the people of Flint, MI, for example, would be convicted and imprisoned. Peltier is not guilty, and testimony proves it. He is being held because the FBI insists on punishing him for an act he did not commit. For information on this case, see "Incident at Oglala" -- a film by Robert Redford.

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Reasons for signing

  • The treatment of native and black Americans is the shame of this nation, and we can only claim exceptionalism in our hubris and utter lack of regard for human rights.
  • Friend's recommendation
  • The continued imprisonment of Leonard Peltier is an obscene miscarriage of justice and surely the president knows that. It's now or never for Peltier, who has cancer, and for the USA, which is about to lose its soul.

Updates

2016-12-11 08:42:24 -0500

10,000 signatures reached

2016-12-10 15:42:52 -0500

5,000 signatures reached

2016-12-10 13:00:27 -0500

1,000 signatures reached

2016-12-10 12:54:13 -0500

500 signatures reached

2016-12-10 12:48:39 -0500

100 signatures reached

2016-12-09 10:41:48 -0500

50 signatures reached

2016-12-08 16:19:18 -0500

25 signatures reached

2016-11-20 22:29:27 -0500

10 signatures reached