Thursday, January 21, 2021

PLEASE GRANT EXECUTIVE CLEMENCY TO LEONARD PELTIER

President of the United States
Vice President of the United States                                          
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20500

To Joe Biden, President of the United States, and Kamala Harris, Vice President of the United States:

PLEASE GRANT EXECUTIVE CLEMENCY TO LEONARD PELTIER

WHO IS LEONARD PELTIER?
An innocent man, Leonard Peltier is a Native American activist who was unfairly and illegally tried and convicted for his participation in a firefight on the Pine Ridge Reservation in 1975. This event took place amid the high tensions and extreme violence known as the “Reign of Terror” and left one Native American and two FBI agents dead. After a trial the following year, in which two other firefight participants were acquitted on the grounds of self-defense, the FBI went to extraordinary lengths to get Leonard Peltier — someone had to pay.

THE CASE
Leonard Peltier was illegally extradited from Canada to face a trial filled with Constitutional violations. Since his sentencing, documents proving FBI misconduct that included the fabrication and suppression of evidence, have been revealed. During subsequent oral arguments, the US Prosecutor admitted “...we can’t prove who shot those agents.”
Leonard Peltier remains in prison.

CONSTITUTIONAL VIOLATIONS
“The FBI used Mr. Peltier as a scapegoat and they continue to do so today.”
— Don Edwards, Former FBI Agent/US Congressman
> Illegally extradited from Canada
> Thousands of documents withheld during trial
> Egregious trial conditions
> Coerced testimonies
> Fabricated affidavits

CURRENT STATUS
To the international community, Leonard Peltier’s imprisonment is a stain on the United States’ human rights record. Many human rights organizations, including Amnesty International, consider him a political prisoner and demand his immediate release. Now in prison for over 45 years (as of Feb 6, 2021), Leonard continues to struggle with ailing health. As a father, grandfather, and great grandfather, he would like to be able to spend the remainder of his life with his family and his people. Leonard is also an author, artist and a humanitarian who has been nominated several times for the Nobel Peace Prize.

INTERNATIONAL LEONARD PELTIER DEFENSE COMMITTEE
DJ Free Leonard and Leonard Peltier
1st cousins



CONTACT
Email: contact@whoisleonardpeltier.info
Phone: (218-790-7667)
www.whoisleonardpeltier.info

Leonard Peltier
#89637-132
USP Coleman I
P.O. Box 1033
Coleman, FL 33521





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Tuesday, January 19, 2021

A Plea for Leonard Peltier

Jai Oni

 A letter from Leonard Peltier 1/20/2021

Leonard Peltier [Tate Wikuwa (Wind Chases the Sun), Gwarthpeeplass (He Leads the People)] MUST BE FREED!!!

Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Tom Morello and DJ Free Leonard release new song urging the President to Pardon Leonard Peltier

 

DJ Free Leonard with Leonard Peltier
(1st cousins)
https://www.issuewire.com/tom-morello-and-dj-free-leonard-
release-new-song-urging-the-president-
to-pardon-leonard-peltier-1687998240305287


Oakland, Jan 4, 2021 (Issuewire.com)
 - Iconic Rockstar Tom Morello teams up with DJ Free Leonard (Recording Artist) to release a new song “Traditional Way of Life” in hopes of Freedom for Leonard Peltier, an Indigenous Political Prisoner through a Presidential Pardon. Leonard Peltier has served over 44 years for aiding and abetting in the deaths of two FBI agents, during a shoot-out in 1975, in which the prosecutor of the case has most recently urged former President Obama to exonerate Mr. Peltier due to a false conviction including the use of false affidavits and coerced testimony. Mr. Peltier’s lawyer has been in attendance at the White House over the past year for the Prison Reform meetings in which the Clemency campaign has been presented to President Trump to right this wrongful imprisonment. 

 “Traditional Way of Life” was written, produced and performed by DJ Free Leonard, the 1st cousin of Leonard Peltier, who collaborated with Tom Morello for the 1st time, creating a record that articulates many injustices with spoken word lyrics by Leonard Peltier himself as well as DJ Free Leonard, who duals as a Poet from Oakland, California. “With my verse, I wanted to convey some major legal precedents being violated such as double standards towards Tribal members, the Justice system not always being impartial without biases and Constitutional laws stemming from this case taking place on the Pine Ridge Reservation, Sovereign tribal land including the historical atrocities committed against Indigenous People.” 

 This must-hear song is slated for release on January 8th, 2021 on DJ Free Leonard’s Bandcamp page as a Free Download as well as All Digital Music Platforms. A special Press Conference with DJ Free Leonard(Tom Morello will not be in attendance) has been announced on January 6th, 2021 at 9:00AM Pacific Time. RSVP using the contact information below. 

 Tweet the President to Free Leonard Peltier and download the song at djfreeleonard.bandcamp.com 

 For Press Inquiries or to RSVP for the Press Conference Contact: 

Carol Powell 

HumanWritesMusicGroup@gmail.com

510-737-9806

 


 

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