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Yukoners rally around John Graham
Wednesday, January 07, 2004
WHITEHORSE - A group of Yukoners is trying to raise
enough money to get John Graham out of a Vancouver jail.
Graham, a member of the Champagne and Aishihik First Nation of Haines
Junction, is wanted in the United States in connection with the death of
Anna Mae Pictou-Aquash.
The Mi'kmaq woman was involved with the American Indian Movement in the
early 1970s. She was shot, possibly on suspicion of being an FBI informant,
The American government wants Graham extradited to face trial in connection
with her murder.
A Vancouver judge has set a $125,000 bail limit and other conditions on
Graham before he can be released.
Yukon singer-songwriter Matthew Lien says his friend is innocent. He helped
organized the John Graham defense committee.
"We need to raise $25,000 and were about halfway to that," he says. "A
strong and noble advocate of First Nations rights is in a very difficult
situation now and he must be released very soon so that he can actively
participate in the preparation of his own defense, we feel that's very
Graham is scheduled to make his next court appearance in Vancouver later
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