Attorneys for imprisoned journalist and Black Panther Mumia Abu-Jamal filed a petition for a Post-Conviction Relief Appeal, based on evidence found in six case file boxes they were able to review in January 2019.
Tag: Capital Punishment
Sister Helen Prejean is known worldwide for her opposition to the death penalty. She’s worked to increase national dialogue on capital punishment and shape the Catholic Church’s vigorous opposition to execution.
The Pennsylvania Superior Court on Oct. 26 denied Mumia Abu-Jamal’s appeals, filed by Pennsylvania Common Pleas Court Judge Leon Tucker, awarding Abu-Jamal the right to reopen his appeals.
The 19th World Day Against the Death Penalty is an excellent opportunity to publicly oppose the use of this inhumane punishment and to support those who are fighting for its abolition all over the world.
Lawmakers in Sierra Leone voted unanimously on Friday to abolish the death penalty, a momentous step that made the West African country the 23rd on the continent to prohibit capital punishment.
Lawmakers in the West African nation voted unanimously Friday to outlaw capital punishment and replace it with life imprisonment or a minimum 30-year sentence for such crimes as murder or treason.
The US attorney general has imposed a moratorium on all federal executions while the justice department reviews its policies and procedures on capital punishment. Activists have been pushing for a halt since the Trump administration.
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.