With 40 years already behind bars, Leonard Peltier's health has been declining rapidly.
We've studied his case extensively and remain seriously concerned about the fairness of his trial.
Leonard's most recent petition for parole was denied, which means that he is not eligible again for nearly a decade. His lawyers have just filed a new petition for clemency, which means his remaining years may be in President Obama's hands.
Urge President Obama to grant clemency before he leaves office on January 20th.
In 1975, two FBI agents were shot dead during a confrontation involving American Indian Movement (AIM) members. Leonard, who was a leading member of the AIM, was convicted of their murders but has always maintained his innocence.
The U.S. Parole Commission has acknowledged that "the prosecution has conceded the lack of any direct evidence" that Leonard personally participated in the executions of the two FBI agents. The judge who presided over a previous appeal hearing also expressed concerns about FBI misconduct in investigating and trying the Peltier case.
Despite all of this, he's still behind bars.
Support our call for Leonard's release in the interests of justice.
Today at 71 years old, Leonard suffers from health concerns including diabetes, a heart condition and an abdominal aortic aneurysm. He is imprisoned far from his family.
Help them bring Leonard home.
Senior Campaigner, Individuals at Risk
Amnesty International USA