Peltier: Kleiner Erfolg der gemeinsamen Bemühungen von LPDOC, Tokata-LPSG RheinMain und Amnesty International Sektion Baden-Baden sowie weiteren AI-Mitgliedern

Das Tokata-LPSG-Email – Rundschreiben und die Artikel auf der website im Falle Leonard Peltiers zeigen Wirkung. Zum einen gehen bei uns Nachrichten ein, dass sich doch viele Menschen an den Aktionen für Peltier beteiligen. Zum anderen haben unsere Freunde von Amnesty International Baden-Baden (D) ein Schreiben an AI USA geschickt und auf die aktuelle Situation Peltier aber auch anderer Gefangener des Isotrackts des USP Lewisburg mit der Bitte um Tätigwerden hingewiesen. Auch aus den USA und anderen Staaten haben Peltier-Supporter sich an AI gewandt und vor allem die internationale Zentrale in London direkt kontaktet – mit Erfolg.  Amnesty International – USA  hat am 3.8.2011 hierauf mit einem Schreiben an das Bureau of Prisons offiziell reagiert.  Danke unsererseit an AI Baden-Baden für ihre Initiative

Anbei der Text des Schreibens von AI – USA:

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL
 
 
 

PUBLIC STATEMENT
 
 
 

Index: AMR 51/070/2011
03 August 2011
 
 

US authorities urged to improve prison conditions for Leonard Peltier
 
 
 

Amnesty International has written to Warden Bledsoe at the United States Penitentiary in
Lewisburg to express concern at reports that Leonard Peltier has been placed in isolation as a
disciplinary measure which could continue for six months.
According to reports, Peltier was moved at the end of June following two minor infractions, one of
which included tampering with the wires to the lighting in his cell, which he vehemently denies.

He is reportedly locked in his cell for most of the day.

Amnesty International is concerned that Peltier may have been unfairly punished for an offence he

did not commit, and that confinement to a cell for a prolonged period with inadequate exercise

and other deprivations could be detrimental to his health, particularly in view of the poor state of

his physical health and existing medical conditions.

Amnesty International has urged Warden Bledsoe to review Peltier’s confinement to isolation, and

to ensure that he has an opportunity to fairly contest any charges against him. It has also urged

him not to confine Peltier in conditions which may be detrimental to his health, and to give him

access to appropriate medical treatment he may need.

In addition, Amnesty International has urged Warden Bledsoe to review conditions for all prisoners

held in isolation following reports that they receive no alleviation from the heat and sleep on the

floor at night in order to get some respite from the very high temperatures, which have reportedly

recently reached 100 degrees farenheit in the locality.

Background Information
 
 
 

Leonard Peltier is a prominent member of the American Indian Movement (AIM), who was
convicted of the murders of two Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) agents during a
confrontation involving AIM members on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota in
1975. Peltier, who has always denied shooting the agents, was sentenced to two sentences of life
imprisonment in 1977. Amnesty International has ongoing concerns about the fairness of the

process leading to his conviction.

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