Rundbrief des ILPDC und Schreiben Leonard Peltiers
(german/english) in beiden Schreiben wird nochmals Bezug genommen auf die nichterfolgte Begnadigung Peltiers durch Trump, die für die meisten von uns nicht wirklich überraschend war. Hat jemand ernsthaft von diesem ichbezogenen Reaktionär etwas anderes erwartet? Both parts of the following letters (ILPDC and L. Peltier) are taking reference that the clemency Leonard Peltiers by Trump doesn´t took place – for the most of us not really surprising. Did somebody really expected another decision by this self-centered reactionary?
|(english) Greetings Family, Friends and Supporters; 1/22/2021 The ILPDC Board and Directors share everyone’s disappointment that Leonard did not receive Executive Clemency or Commutation of his sentence in the final days of the Trump Administration. We know everyone and especially Attorney Kevin Sharpe worked diligently and extremely hard to secure Leonard’s freedom and the disappointment is shared by us all. However, the fact remains Leonard Peltier remains unjustly in Federal Prison and the work to have him released must continue. In addition to now pushing the Biden administration for the possibility of clemency-we are working hard towards a diversity of options to gain Leonards Freedom and will be calling on you, our supporters to dust off and renew the struggle to gain Leonard’s freedom. We will in coming days be pursuing a push for a transfer from the United States Prison at Coleman to the Federal Correctional Facility at Oxford, WI which is a lower. security level and is closer to Leonard’s family. We will also be pushing for an interim Parole hearing as well as for release under the Covid Release to Home Confinement option that the Federal Bureau of Prison’s currently has and pending Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland has already stated her support for. As the attorney’s develop the priorities and strategies we will let you know and we will need your help. Stay strong and be ready to push for those things for Leonard through your prayers, calls and letters to appropriate government officials etc. Leonard shares everyone’s disappointment relating to the lack of a pardon/clemency/commutation but he remains determined to carry on the struggle as should we all. His words to us all are below:|
LEONARD PELTIER on 1/20/2021 9:50:07 AM wrote Good Morning everyone._ I’m not sure if this is such a good morning but i don’t know how to open this letter to everyone. Yes i heard the loser did not sign my clemency, i had this strong feeling yesterday that I wasn’t going to get it, i don’t know why i had it,? I guess it was the spirits telling me so i sat down trying to write you all a letter but my tears of self pity must have overwhelmed me as i could not see to finish it so i had to stop for a while, thought about my family friends and people’s how it must be for them too . so i pulled myself together. and thought to myself well I’m not going to give up. It’s been a hard 45 yrs, and it will get a lot harder I’m sure as I aged and in the moments when hopelessness over takes me, but at my age all i can do is ask so many of you to stay with me and let’s try again. b/cuz we have the only weapon we can use and that’s the constitution and the laws of this so called free democracy EQUAL JUSTICE FOR ALL, and must get everyone to know what the laws was that they violated not just the lawyers, But what a joke that is,!! IT HAS never has been this way for my people. and more then likely will never be. BUT I welcome all who will stay with me and fight on until i take my last breath. Thank you. In the Spirit of Crazy Horse, _