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URGENT ALERT! Leonard Peltier's safety is in jeopardy!

category north america / mexico | repression / prisoners | appeal / petition author Thursday January 22, 2009 03:44author by anarcentric Report this post to the editors

Dear LP Supporters

I am so OUTRAGED! My brother Leonard was severely beaten upon his arrival
at the Canaan Federal Penitentiary. When he went into population after
his transfer, some inmates assaulted him. The severity of his injuries is
that he suffered numerous blows to his head and body, receiving a large
bump on his head, possibly a concussion, and numerous bruises. Also, one
of his fingers is swollen and discolored and he has pain in his chest and
ribcage. There was blood everywhere from his injuries.

We feel that prison authorities at the prompting of the FBI orchestrated
this attack and thus, we are greatly concerned about his safety. It may
be that the attackers, whom Leonard did not even know, were offered
reduced sentences for carrying out this heinous assault. Since Leonard is
up for parole soon, this could be a conspiracy to discredit a model
prisoner.

He was placed in solitary confinement and only given one meal, this is
generally done when you wont name your attackers; incidentally being
only given one meal seriously jeopardizes his health because of his
diabetes. Prison officials refuse to release any info to the family, but
they need to hear from his supporters to protect his safety, as does
President Obama. His attorneys are trying to get calls into him now.
This attack on LP comes on the heels of the FBIs recent letter,
prompting this attack by FBI supporters as an attempt to discredit LP as a
model prisoner. Anyone who has been in the prison system knows well that
if you refuse to name your attackers or file charges against them, then
you lose your status as a victim and/or given points against your possible
parole and labeled as a perpetrator.

It is not uncommon, in fact is quite common for the government to use
Indian against Indian and they still operate under the old adage it
takes an Indian to catch an Indian. In 1978, they made an attempt to
assassinate him through another Indian man who was also at Marion prison
with LP. But Standing Deer chose to reveal the plot to him instead of
taking his life in exchange FOR A CHANCE AT FREEDOM. When Standing Deer
was released in 2001, he joined the former Leonard Peltier Defense
Committee as a board member. He also began to speak on Leonards behalf
until his murder six years ago today. Prior to his murder, Standing Deer
confided with close friends and associates that the same man who visited
him in Marion to assassinate Peltier, had came to Houston, TX and told him
that he had better stay away from Peltier and anything to do with
him.

We are aware that currently, the FBI is actively seeking support for his
continued imprisonment of Leonard Peltier and also also seeking support
from Native People. So please be aware, and keep Leonard in your prayers.
The FBI is apparently afraid of the impact we are having. If they will set
him up to blemish his record just before a parole hearing, what will they
do when it looks like his freedom will become a reality? We need to make
sure that nothing happens to him again!

Please write the President, send it priority or registered mail. Email to
Change.gov or email President Obama. Call your congressional
representatives and write letters, not email, to them. Do what you can to
get the word out to insure that LP is receiving adequate medical attention
for his injuries.

I am asking you, supporters of Leonard and advocates of justice at this
time to help. I dont know what else to do. Please Help!

Thank you
Betty Peltier-Solano
Executive Coordinator
Leonard Peltier Defense Offense Committee
contact@whoisleonardpeltier.info

Also call and request Leonard be treated with dignity and respect.
Canaan Federal Prison
570-488-8000

Related Link: http://www.leonardpeltier.net
author by Witko Winyan - Free Peltierpublication date Sun Feb 01, 2009 12:18author email kmlenape at yahoo dot comReport this post to the editors

This past week Leonard was transfered back to Lewisburg, PA from Canaan Penitentiary. Leonard wants to thank all those who applied pressure by calling the Canaan Penitentiary. Leonard was welcomed at Lewisburg by fellow inmates and was informed that he would be safe with them. However the fight is still on, those looking to support in a call to action day you can reach Wanbli at www.myspace.com/lpctsp, and we are also looking for support groups to be setup across the country. Calling all people in New York City and New Jersey for day of action, please contact Wanbli.

Leonard Peltier's New Old Address:

Leonard Peltier
Inmate# 89637-132
USP Lewisburg
USPenitentiary
PO BOX 1000
Lewisburg, PA 17837-1000

Pilamaya
Witko Winyan

Wanbli
www.myspace.com/lpctsg

Related Link: http://www.whoisleonardpeltier.info
 
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