White House denies clemency for Indian activist Peltier
The Washington Post
January 19, 2017

“President Barack Obama has denied a clemency request by American Indian activist Leonard Peltier, who has spent most of his life in prison in the killing of two FBI agents in South Dakota in 1975, Peltier’s attorney said Thursday.

“His attorney, Martin Garbus, said they received a letter from the White House on Wednesday night saying their application to commute his sentence to the 40 years he’s already served has been denied.

“’He understands that this is a death sentence,’ Garbus said. ‘He’s in very bad physical condition. (President-elect Donald) Trump is not going to grant him clemency.’”

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