source: Democracy Now!
published: 3 April 2015
After an international outcry authorities have allowed family members of imprisoned journalist and former Black Panther Mumia Abu-Jamal to visit him for the first time since he blacked out from diabetic shock in prison and woke up in an outside hospital.
“When I saw him he ate lunch in front of me. I helped him cut the meat,” his brother Keith Cook told Democracy Now!
Abu-Jamal was shackled to the bed during his visit with Cook on Tuesday.
“He had one arm with handcuffs on it, and needle in the other arm with a drip for insulin,” Cook said.
Abu-Jamal was also allowed to see his wife Wadiya. The next day his brother Bill Cook and his oldest son Jamal Hart were each allowed a 30-minute visit and said he had labored breathing, was in pain, thirsty, and shaking.