Leonard Peltier, an Anishinabe-Lakota Native American, is a federal prisoner serving two consecutive life sentences for the murders of two Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) agents in 1975.
His arrest, his trial and his imprisonment have been tainted with political pressure, falsified evidence and witness intimidation. After more than three decades in prison for a crime it has never been proven he committed and with his health now failing it is time he was released and this sorry chapter in American history closed. Nothing will undo the damage to Mr Peltier’s life nor fix the centuries of destruction brought upon his people, but only his release can bring about a forward step in the right direction. No prison should ever hold a political prisoner!