Bolivian President Evo Morales Acknowledges Leonard Peltier as “Defender of His People & Mother Earth” – Calls for His Freedom
Published October 13, 2015
CHOCHABAMA, BOLIVIA—On Monday, at the World Peoples Conference on Climate Change and Defense of Life, Bolivian President Evo Morales—joined by Vice President Linera, Chancellor Choquehuanca, and Ambassador Caceres—acknowledged Leonard Peltier as a defender of Indigenous Peoples and Mother Earth, and urged President Obama to grant clemency to Leonard Peltier.
Leonard Peltier was wrongfully convicted in 1977 in connection with the shooting deaths of two agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, South Dakota. The federal prosecutor has twice admitted that the government did not and can not prove Peltier’s guilt. Evidence shows that prosecutors and federal agents manufactured evidence against him, hid proof of his innocence, presented false testimony, ignored court orders and lied to the jury.
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