Tuesday, June 13, 2000

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  • Funeral for Syrian President Hafez Al-Assad

    The body of the late Syrian President Hafez al-Assad was borne through vast crowds of mourners today aboard a gun carriage, with his son and successor Bashar following behind.

  • Leonard Peltier

    Leonard Peltier was denied parole again yesterday. The Native American leader is serving two life sentences for the fatal shootings of two FBI agents. Peltier says he did not kill the agents. He has already served more than 24 years in prison.

  • Leonard Peltier Speaks From Prison, Part Two

    Archbishop Desmond Tutu says he should be freed. Amnesty International calls him a political prisoner. The FBI says he’s a cold blooded murderer. Today part II of the interview with Leonard Peltier.

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