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Leonard Peltier has petitioned President Obama for clemency, asking for an end to 41 years in captivity. Convicted of aiding and abetting the 1975 killing of two FBI agents, Peltier saw his clemency request to President Clinton in 2000 blocked by FBI agents' groups. The 72-year-old leader of the American Indian Movement hasn't been allowed to see a reporter in almost a decade, and the writer took this photo of Peltier in Leavenworth in the mid-1990s.

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