Cheyenne River Chairman Asks President Obama to Grant Clemency to Leonard Peltier

Leonard Peltier

Leonard Peltier has been in prison for over 40 years

Published January 15, 2017

EAGLE BUTTE, SOUTH DAKOTA – Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Chairman Harold Frazier sent the following letter to President Barack Obama asking the President of the United States to grant Leonard Peltier executive clemency:

President Barack Obama
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500

Dear President Obama:

Please grant Executive Clemency to Leonard Peltier!

Leonard Peltier is a 71 year old elder who was convicted and sentenced to two consecutive life sentences for aiding and abetting in the deaths of two FBI agents. Leonard has maintained his innocence expressing remorse for their loss of life and also including the Native American man Joeseph Stuntz. Leonard Peltier has fulfilled his federal sentencing guideline requirements (based on 1970s) and has done almost 6 life sentences plus 20 years good time.

Mr. Peltier is an accomplished artist and author and is renown for his humanitarian achievements including being nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize and was also awarded the Human Rights Commission of Spain, an International Human Rights Prize and several other Prizes.

Cheyenne River Sioux Tribal Chairman Harold Frazier in Washington after White House Tribal Nations Conference. Native News Online photo by Levi Rickert

Leonard Peltier has several medical problems which include an Aoric Aneurysum and suffers from diabetes and its complications.

With the recent request of former United States Attorney, James H. Reynolds to release Leonard Peltier “in the best interest of Justice” and the numerous human Rights organizations including Amnesty International who also support clemency.

President Obama we urge you to immediately take action and unconditionally grant Executive Clemency to Mr. Peltier.

Chairman Harold Frazier, Chairman Cheyenne River Sioux Nation

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