By Miles Goldstick, 2004-01-06
John Graham, native rights and anti-uranium mining activist, was charged by U.S. authorities on 30 March 2003, along with Arlo Looking Cloud, with the first-degree murder of Anna Mae Aquash in 1975. John was arrested in Vancouver, Canada on 1 December 2003, and now faces extradition to the U.S.
Considering the well known disinformation and harassment campaigns by U.S. authorities surrounding the tragic death of Anna Mae Aquash, it is doubtful that John Graham will get a fair trial if extradited to the U.S. There is evidence that the FBI is guilty of the murder, though U.S. authorities refuse to investigate.
John Graham, is a native of the Yukon, Canada and father of eight. He has been involved in many public events as an organizer, speaker, and resource person. In May and June 1984 John Graham made an European speaking tour that focused on native rights and the problems of uranium mining in Canada. The tour was organized and paid for by European anti-nuclear, native rights and environmental groups.
The John Graham Defense Committee has been formed by his family and friends to promote truth and justice while advocating his release. Please see the Committee Website, www.grahamdefense.org, for background and current information.
For those that can read Swedish, see Medsols, 1984, nr. 3 (PDF, 256 KB).