Mumia Abu - Jamal

Mumia Abu - Jamal 

Mumia Abu-Jamal is:

 

  • an internationally celebrated black writer and radio journalist
     

  • author of six books and hundreds of columns and articles
     

  • organizer and inspiration for the prison lawyers movement
     

  • a former member of the Black Panther Party and supporter of Philadelphia’s radical MOVE organization

 

who has spent the last 30 years in prison, almost all of it in solitary confinement on Pennsylvania’s Death Row.
 
His demand for a new trial and freedom is supported by:

  • heads of state and prominent politicians worldwide (France, Africa, the Caribbean, Latin America, and elsewhere)
     

  • Nobel laureates Nelson Mandela, Toni Morrison, Desmond Tutu
     

  • the European and Japanese Parliaments
     

  • city governments from San Francisco to Detroit to Paris and its suburbs
     

  • distinguished human rights organizations such as Amnesty International
     

  • the Congressional Black Caucus and other members of the U.S. Congress
     

  • prominent civil rights groups such as the NAACP
     

  • numerous labor unions such as

and by scholars, religious leaders, artists, scientists and countless others who cherish democracy, human rights, and justice.