Facts about Leonard Peltier

Summary

Leonard Peltier (born in Grand Forks, North Dakota, United States) is a famous Activist from Ojibwe, he is 75 years old and still alive, born September 12, 1944.

Biography

Leonard Peltier is a North American Indian activist who was sentenced in 1977 to two consecutive life sentences for killing two FBI agents. There have been serious doubts about whether he is guilty or not, and he is considered a prisoner of conscience by Amnesty International.

Leonard Peltier was convicted and is currently in prison for the murder of FBI agents Ronald A. Williams, 27, and Jack R. Colere, 28, both of whom died during a firefight on the Pine Ridge Reserve in 1975. Peltier has been in prison since 1976.

Peltier has many supporters who believe he is innocent and that he was sentenced illegally, since they believe that no one knows who actually fired the shots that killed the two FBI agents.

Leonard Peltier is widely considered a political prisoner, and he has many supporters around the world, including Nelson Mandela, Rigoberta Menchu​​, Amnesty International, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Tenzin Gyatso (the 14th Dalai Lama) and the European Parliament, all of which have asked on his release.

Zodiac etc.

He is born under the zodiac virgo, who is known for Analyzing, Practical, Reflective, Observation, Thoughtful. Our collection contains 6 quotes who is written / told by Leonard.

Related authors: Dennis Banks, Dalai Lama, Nelson Mandela

Source / external links:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leonard_Peltier

Famous quotes by Leonard Peltier (6)


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"The United States government can indict you on something, and now you've got to prove your innocence. And that's not the Constitution of the United States"
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"What Bill Clinton did to us was cruel. The White House gave my attorneys indications that there was a good chance for my clemency to be granted. I had to prepare myself for being released because there was no sign that my petition would be denied"
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"They still don't want to admit to the world that this isn't the best and the fairest and most equal justice system. And that they are guilty of railroading people into jail. They don't want to, or never will, admit these things"
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"The FBI has always supported big business and big government"
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"A political prisoner is someone who is out fighting for his or her people's rights and freedom and is imprisoned for that alone"
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"In them days, it was just still not illegal to kill an Indian. If you killed an Indian, you'd be very unfortunate if you got probation - most of them were released immediately"


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