Supporters of Mumia Abu-Jamal, who was convicted of killing a Philadelphia police officer in 1981, used the 39th anniversary of his arrest to call for his release from prison on Wednesday, saying he was innocent.
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The struggle to free unfairly-convicted Mumia Abu-Jamal took a significant step forward on Sept. 3 when his attorneys submitted two documents to the Pennsylvania Superior Court.
On April 24, political prisoner and world-renowned journalist Mumia Abu-Jamal turns 60. He has spent over half his life in solitary confinement on Pennsylvania’s death row, and most recently, since early 2012, he has been in general population at SCI Mahanoy where he still faces life in prison despite ample evidence of his innocence.
Mumia Abu-Jamal is a renowned journalist from Philadelphia who has been in prison since 1981 and on death row since 1982 for allegedly shooting Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner.
The United Kingdom petitions US over trial of death-row journalist by 4WardEver UK published 17th July 2006 Updates on this case will be listed at the foot of this item 130 of the UK’s most distinguished lawyers have signed a letter to the US Court of appeal challenging the conviction […]
The US government’s determination to kill Mr Abu-Jamal has to be seen in the context of its treatment of other journalists, many of whom have been killed for trying to speak the truth. His work as a ‘jailhouse lawyer’, regularly providing legal advice to other prisoners, led to recognition by […]
May 13, 2020 was an historic and emotionally charged day as the city of Philadelphia took time to commemorate the horrific bombing of the MOVE family compound 35 years ago by police.
In a major break in a decades-long struggle, Pennsylvania Common Court of Appeals Judge Leon Tucker ordered the release of a trove of documents relating to the longtime political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal.