They, along with Amnesty International and many other eminent individuals and organizations, share the knowledge that Leonard Peltier was convicted of murder by fraudulent evidence manufactured by the FBI and have appealed for his release from his almost four decade incarceration. He was extradited in 1976 from Canada – also on trumped-up FBI evidence.
Warren Allmand, Canadian Attorney General at the time, realized after the fact that Peltier should not have been extradited:
When Indian activist Leonard Peltier was arrested in Canada in 1976 and extradited to the U.S. for the 1975 shooting deaths of two FBI agents during a range war on South Dakota’s Pine Ridge reserve (near Wounded Knee), Allmand was first Canada’s solicitor-general and then minister of Indian affairs.
He later realized the extradition was fraudulent, based on false affidavits acquired by the FBI from an Indian woman (Myrtle Poor Bear) who had never met Peltier, was not in Pine Ridge at the time, but who claimed to be his girlfriend and had watched him kill the agents.
From a 1999 article by Peter Worthington in the Toronto Sun.
Please write a letter to President Obama. Leonard’s only chance 0f release from two consecutive life sentences is to be granted clemency.
Here’s a link to several ways of contacting Barrack Obama.