Leonard Peltier’s MRI Confirms Abdominal Aortic Aneurism Diagnosis

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Published January 10, 2016

Leonard Peltier

Leonard Peltier has been in prison for 40 years

COLEMAN, FLORIDA — The International Leonard Peltier Defense Committee (ILPDC) in an email to Native News Online on Sunday evening said that the preliminary diagnosis of abdominal aortic aneurism has been confirmed. MRI results indicating the size and location must be reviewed by physicians who will consult with Peltier.

“We would expect the Bureau of Prison to act with utmost urgency, but have long ago learned not to get our hopes up for speedy action,” says Peter Clark, co-chairman of the International Leonard Peltier Defense Committee. “The last time I visited Leonard was June 2015. During our visit Leonard put his hand on his abdomen and said ‘I know something is wrong in here.’ He then went on to describe symptoms of this condition. Leonard had described his illness to the medical staff at Coleman USP I prior to June 2015.”

“ILPDC has put out numerous calls to action since that time, and Leonard’s legal team and supporters have fought for years for adequate healthcare for Leonard. ILPDC will provide further details as they become available. Supporters should keep pressure on the Bureau of Prison for timely treatment and transfer to a suitable medical facility,” Clark continued.

Please visit http://www.bop.gov/inmates/concerns.jsp. Make reference to Leonard Peltier #89637-132 and USP Coleman I. Voice your concern about Leonard’s medical treatment, and let the federal Bureau of Prisons know that the world is watching. Demand that Leonard receive the best possible care.

Please also contact:

Federal Bureau of Prisons
320 First St., NW
Washington, DC 20534

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