Free Leonard Peltier: Indigenous rights advocates take fight for clemency to the United Nations

October 28, 2023
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...Expanding Indigenous rights and ending extreme sentencing practices were central themes at this year's review of the United States by the UN Human Rights Committee, with the case of Leonard Peltier, the country's longest-held political prisoner, featuring prominently in the proceedings.

The letter – signed by Water Protector Legal Collective, the Center for Constitutional Rights, the Abolitionist Law Center, and more – urges the federal government to commit to "ending life sentences that amount to death by incarceration disproportionately for Black, Brown and Indigenous communities." ...

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October 28, 2023