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Judge says misconduct occurred in Peltier case


A federal judge is questioning why the FBI won't release 30-year-old documents related to imprisoned American Indian Movement activist Leonard Peltier.

U.S. District Judge William Skretny held a hearing on Monday on the issue. The FBI has turned over hundreds of pages but is claiming a national security privilege for 15 pages.

According to the Associated Press, Skretny said he "can't just rubber stamp" the FBI's exemption. He said that Peltier's murder case appeared to be marked by "clearly established government misconduct" and that he may look at the documents in private to decide if they should be released.

The documents were gathered by the FBI's field office in Buffalo.

Get the Story:
Attorney: Release Peltier documents (AP 9/14)

Relevant Links:
Free Leonard Peltier - http://www.freepeltier.org

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