This Wednesday, Arrests of members of the indigenous peoples of the United States have been reported. for demanding the release of political prisoners in front of the White House.
In front of the Government Headquarters, hundreds of Native Americans gathered. Among other things, for called for the release of prisoners like Leonard Peltier a native leader and activist who has been in prison since 1977, refers to the report of HispanTV.
Besides, They demand respect, precisely, when this September 13, 16 years of the Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, is celebrated.by the General Assembly of the United Nations.
Declaration that determines the collective and individual rights of indigenous peoples such as the right to lands, goods and resources, to their culture, identity and languages, and to freely determine their political status.
They demanded the release of Peltier
she The US government has confirmed that Peltier is responsible for the deaths of two federal agents during alleged clashes between natives and government authorities in 1975.
However, Jean Roach, survivor of the Oglala native massacre showed that thanks to the native leader they survived.
“They (police agents) attacked a (native) camp full of grandmothers, children and families. If it wasn’t for Leonard (Peltier) and other fighters who saved us. Otherwise, we wouldn’t be here.” the protester disclosed, as quoted by HispanTV.
on his part Kevin Sharp, former federal judge and attorney in the Peltier case, stated that this process against the indigenous leader is a classic example of manipulation. in the judicial system of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and other instances.
“In the case of Peltier you know it is full of losses, false testimonies and injustices“ Sharp emphasized.