Mandela asked to help Peltier
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NOVEMBER 22, 2000

Clyde Bellecourt, co-founder of the American Indian Movement, asked Nelson Mandela on Tuesday to urge President Bill Clinton to grant Leonard Peltier clemency.

Bellecourt made his request during a ceremony being held for the former South African President in Minneapolis, Minnesota. In the past, Mandela has pledged his support for Peltier.

Clinton said he will make a decision on whether or not to let Peltier, convicted of killing two FBI agents in 1975, go free.

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