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February 2, 2022 • Urgent Action


Leonard Peltier, a 77-year-old Native American man who has been imprisoned in the USA for 45 years and has a clemency petition pending before President Joe Biden, has contracted COVID-19. This heightens concern for Leonard Peltier’s life and well-being given his age and serious underlying health conditions. Amnesty International urges President Biden to grant Leonard Peltier clemency on humanitarian grounds.

October 26, 2020 • Event

The Leonard Peltier Podcast Launch

Amnesty International Local Group 30 (San Francisco) and The International Leonard Peltier Defense Committee invite you to a virtual gathering and first listen to excerpts from LEONARD, The Leonard Peltier …

April 22, 2019 • Case

Leonard Peltier

Leonard Peltier, an Anishinabe-Lakota Native American, is a federal prisoner serving two consecutive life sentences for the murders of two Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) agents in 1975. Amnesty International (AI) has studied his case extensively over many years and remains seriously concerned about the fairness of proceedings leading to his trial and conviction.

February 2, 2018 • Membership Call

August 2016 (Leonard Peltier case and updating Group Casework Manual)

In August, our Monthly membership call focused on one of Amnesty’s priority cases, that of Leonard Peltier. We also explored several sections of the dormant Group Casework Manual and how …

January 18, 2017 • Press Release

Native American Activist Leonard Peltier Denied Clemency

Native American activist Leonard Peltier was denied clemency by President Obama today after more than four decades in prison.

January 9, 2017 • Press Release

Former FBI Agent Calls for Clemency for Leonard Peltier

In a letter sent to President Obama, a former FBI Special Agent called for the president to grant clemency to Native American activist and federal prisoner Leonard Peltier, who has served over 40 years in prison after being convicted in a flawed trial for the deaths of two FBI agents.

September 12, 2016 • Press Release

Amnesty International USA Urges President Obama to Grant Clemency to Leonard Peltier With New Advocacy Video

To mark his 72nd birthday today, Amnesty International USA (AIUSA) released a new video urging President Obama to grant clemency to Anishinabe-Lakota Native American activist Leonard Peltier before leaving office. …

June 19, 2016 • Post

Help Me Free My Father, Leonard Peltier

By Kathy Peltier, Daughter of Leonard Peltier Today, fathers across the U.S. will be celebrated, spending time with their loved ones and enjoying time with their children. But for me, Father’s Day …

May 10, 2016 • Post

It is Time for Leonard Peltier to be Freed

This weekend I made the 850 mile trip from the Nation’s Capitol to the sprawling Coleman Federal Correction Complex in Wildwood Florida to visit a man who has been in Federal custody for more than half of his life – Leonard Peltier. As I wound my way past barbed wire and concrete, the words above weighed heavy on my mind.

February 10, 2016 • Urgent Action

Urgent Action: Demand Clemency For Leonard Peltier (USA: UA 33/16)

  Native American activist Leonard Peltier has been imprisoned in the USA for over 40 years despite concerns over the fairness of his trial. President Obama must grant him clemency before he leaves office.   Leonard Peltier was a member of the American Indian Movement (AIM), which promotes Native American rights.