Monday, February 9, 2009

Santa Fe, NM: Fight for Freedom

Photo: Fight for freedom: From right, Isa Halloway, David Gaspar and Betty Byrd call for the release from prison of Native American activist Leonard Peltier during a rally Friday on the corner of Cerrillos Road and St. Francis Drive. Peltier, a member of the American Indian Movement, was sentenced in 1977 to two consecutive life terms for the murder of two FBI agents who were killed in a shootout in 1975 on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. He is serving his time in a federal penitentiary in Lewisburg, Pa. For years, activists have disputed the fairness of Peltier’s trial, calling him a political prisoner and demanding his release.

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