Mumia Abu-Jamal (Cont’d)

Mumia Abu-JamalThe 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 the prestigious National Lawyers Guild in the US. His book, Jailhouse Lawyers will soon be finalised and published.

Mumia Abu-Jamal’s fight for a fair trial has won the support of tens of thousands of people around the world including Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Nelson Mandela, the European Parliament, Alice Walker, Paul Newman, Sister Helen Prejean, Danny Glover, Rage Against The Machine, the Detroit and San Francisco City Councils, Amnesty International, and many others. Various cities including Paris, have bestowed on him honorary citizenship.

Accusations aimed at discrediting Mr Abu-Jamal, for example that he has never given an account of what happened on that night, ignore the evidence that he was shot in the chest and rendered unconscious shortly after approaching the scene and consequently knows nothing of what happened there.

Mumia Abu-Jamal comments:
“I remain innocent. A court cannot make an innocent man guilty. Any ruling founded on injustice is not justice.”

Robert R. Bryan, lead counsel comments:
“In over three decades of litigating death-penalty cases, I have not seen one in which the government wants so badly to kill a client.”

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Follow-up News:

New evidence of innocence spurs two court filings for Mumia Abu-Jamal
11 September 2019

A Path to Freedom? Journalist Mumia Abu-Jamal Wins Chance to Reargue Appeal in 1981 Police Killing
28 December 2018

New breakthrough in Mumia’s fight for justice
20 September 2017

Major breakthrough in the fight to free Mumia Abu Jamal
7 May 2017

Imprisoned ex-Black Panther Mumia Abu-Jamal denied hepatitis C treatment
1 September 2016

Mumia’s death sentence confirmed unconstitutional by Supreme Court
11 October 2011

Mumia faces new execution threat
5 November 2009

The struggle to free Mumia continues
18 May 2007

What now for Mumia?
18 May 2007

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