One of the top 25 “censored” stories of 1985 was “Leonard Peltier: Murderer or America’s Andrei Sakharov?”. It revealed that since 1975, Leonard Peltier, an American Indian Movement (AIM) leader, has been imprisoned for the murder of two FBI agents killed during a “paramilitary” attack against suspected AIM supporters at the South Dakota Pine Ridge Reservation. The 1975 battle with federal agents stemmed from the transfer of thousands of acres of the Pine Ridge Reservation, known to contain uranium and other minerals, to the federal government. Since Peltier’s conviction, evidence has surfaced to suggest that the trial was in violation of his due-process rights and was marked by intimidation of witnesses and distortion and suppression of evidence.
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