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To: President Obama

Free Leonard Peltier

Free Leonard Peltier

Petition Text

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.


Reasons for signing

  • Robert Redford's film and other articles over the years about the injustice of this case.
  • My research on Peltier certainly indicates that he is innocent and that he was unjustly convicted because the FBI had to have a scapegoat.
  • 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.


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