Many of you already know about the untiring struggle of Mumia Abu-Jamal, one of the most recognized political prisoners in the world. He is allegedly found guilty and sentenced to death for the murder of the white cop Daniel Faulkner in Philadelphia on December 9, 1981.
In fact the Police and Prosecutor of Philadelphia criminalized and tried to assassinate him for being Black Panther, sympathizer of MOVE and revolutionary journalist, always writing on people´s side and against power.
Perhaps you have participated in actions and activities that in 1995 and 1999 achieved to stop the execution that was already planned.
Or perhaps you were part of the international movement that finally turned out in the revocation of the death penalty in 2011.
Or maybe you took part in the campaign to gain medical care for hepatitis C after he almost died on March 30, 2015.
Without a continuous struggle for two years, they would never have given him the treatment with the new antivirals, which healed Mumia almost immediately and helped him feel much better. But unfortunately prison authorities let so much time pass that he developed cirrhosis of the liver. That is why now more than ever is urging freedom.
There is now a new legal possibility to dismiss the guilty verdict for Mumia. The US Supreme Court in the recent Williams vs. Pennsylvania case found that Ron Castille, the Philadelphia Attorney General who later became a Pennsylvania Supreme Court Judge, violated the US Constitution by serving as a judge and part in the case of Terrance Williams. The same happened in the case of Mumia with Castille, who played a prominent role in the Prosecutor’s Office in obtaining a false guilty verdict, and then, as a judge, rejected more than 30 appeals from Mumia.
We are now pushing for the Prosecutor’s Office to hand over all of his files on Castille’s involvement in the case as a first step to filing appeals again. It takes the action of all to gain his freedom. That is why we are calling on all the singularities, collectives, communities and organizations to a Week of Agitation for Mumia’s freedom.
For the freedom of Mumia Abu-Jamal and the fall of prisons and the system that engenders them!
Amigxs de Mumia Uruguay