JUNE 12, 2000 Extradited from Canada in 1976 to face trial for the deaths of two FBI agents, Ojibwe / Lakota activist Leonard Peltier is up for a parole today at the Leavenworth federal prison in Leavenworth, Kansas. Allegations surrounding conflicting reports leading to Peltier's extradition were reviewed by the Department of Justice. The Minister of Justice released an internal memo last fall saying the extradition was warranted. Get the Story:
Peltier renews bid for freedom (Southam News 6/12) Related Stories:
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Peltier supporters respond (The Talking Circle 4/21) Relevant links:
The Leonard Peltier Defense Committee
The Leonard Peltier Case. From the Minneapolis Division of the FBI.
National Police Group Urges President to Reject All Clemency Requests for Leonard Peltier. The National Association of Police Organizations, November 10, 1999.
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