LEONARD PELTIER Biography - Crimes, Laws and people


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Name: Leonard Peltier                                                             
Born: September 12, 1944                                                           
Leonard Peltier (born September 12, 1944) is a Native American activist and       
member of the American Indian Movement. In 1977 he was convicted and sentenced     
to two consecutive terms of life imprisonment for the murder of two FBI Agents     
who died during a 1975 shoot-out on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. There has   
been considerable debate over Peltier’s guilt and the fairness of his trial.     
Some supporters and organizations, including Amnesty International, consider him   
to be a political prisoner.[1] Numerous appeals have been filed on his behalf     
but none have been ruled in his favor. Peltier is currently incarcerated at the   
United States Penitentiary in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania.