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Noted Peltier foe expected to announce retirement


Rep. Henry Hyde (R-Illinois), one of imprisoned American Indian Movement activist Leonard Peltier's biggest foes in Congress, is expected to announce his retirement in a matter of weeks, The Washington Post reports.

As former chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, Hyde worked with former FBI director Louis J. Freeh to oppose Peltier's bid for executive clemency. They wrote letters urging President Clinton and former U.S. attorney general Janet Reno not to release Peltier from prison. Freeh also organized an FBI protest to the White House.

Peltier is serving two life sentences for the murders of two FBI agents on the Pine Ridge Reservation in June 1975.

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Hyde Reportedly Considering Retiring at End of Term (The Washington Post 3/16)
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