Peltier extradition defended
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DECEMBER 12, 2000

Although the issue is out of her hands, Canada's Justice Minister says imprisoned activist Leonard Peltier was extradited lawfully in 1976.

Anne McLennan's comments come after former judge Fred Kaufman conducted an inquiry into the issue, concluding there was questionable evidence. He wrote President Bill Clinton, urging him to grant Peltier clemency.

Clinton has said he will decide before he leaves office. A decision is expected around the holidays.

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