Leonard Peltier: Emergency health crisis needs response

The following alert was released on July 19 by the Leonard Peltier Defense Offense Committee.

Kari Ann Cowan, Peltier's niece, reported on July 19 from the prison at Lewisburg that Leonard may have suffered a heart attack. She stated, "He had a hard time breathing. He was in his cell and had an ache in his chest. He was kinda scared he was having a heart attack. He raised his hands, breathed slowly and finally felt better."

We need to call the prison and ask them to get Leonard to the hospital in Rochester (MN) as soon as possible for a check up.

Be polite and courteous and express your concern for his health and welfare. We gotta step up. Make reference to Leonard Peltier #89637-132. Call Warden Scott Dodrill at (570) 523-1251.

Fax numbers: (570) 522-7745 and (570) 522-7519. E-mail address: LEW/EXECASSISTANT@BOP.GOV

In the Spirit of Crazy Horse, Wanbli, Co-Support Group Coordinator and LP-DOC Spokesperson Time to set him free. Because it is the RIGHT thing to do. Go to

** Leonard Peltier has expressed thanks for all of those who have already called and asks for the calls to continue to get him to the Prison Hospital in Rochester and the medical treatment he needs.

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