Thursday, February 18, 2010

Do not let an innocent man be executed - Mumia Abu Jamal in Danger of execution has Supreme Court reaffirms death penalty

Do not let an innocent man be executed - Mumia Abu Jamal in danger of execution has Supreme Court reaffirms death penalty.The Supreme Court on Tuesday 19th January 2010 threw out a ruling that had set aside the death sentence of Mumia Abu-Jamal, the former Black Panther and internationally known political prisoner. We demand that Mumia Abu -Jamal who is innocent of all charges be released unconditionally and immediately.

Abu-Jamal, has been on Pennsylvania's death row now for approaching 30 years. Mumia was a radio journalist known as the "Voice of the Voiceless" as a jounalist he exposed the racist and class oppression of the Afrikan and other oppressed working class people. In 1985 he defended the Move family whose home was bombed by helicopter using incendary weapon which killed 13 people including children

Robert Bryan his lawyer unsuccessfully argued for a new trial on grounds the prosecution improperly excluded blacks from the jury, made up of 10 whites and two blacks.

Robert Bryan lawyer for Mumia Abu- Jamal says people continue to use the false term "reinstating the death penalty" concerning Mumia. He has always been under a death sentence.

When there has been a victory, the prosecution has gone to a higher court, thereby suspending the effect. In 2008 the Court of Appeals reversed the death judgment. The state petitioned the Supreme Court, so the reversal of the death penalty never took effect.

What is clear today is that Mumia Abu Jamal is in imminent danger and the way has been cleared for his execution by the decision on January 19th 2010.

We call for the immediate unconditional release of Mumia Abu Jamal and for the end of the racist and fascistic death penalty in USA. The criminal justice in the US as in Britian is similarly brutal and racist..The British prison population is approaching 100,000 a large percentage are Afrikan.

There are approx 2.5 million prisoners in the US Gulag with thousands on death row approximately 50 percent are Afrikans.

We the following organisations in the Britain undertake to raise the profile of United States political prisoner Mumia Abu Jamal with publicity, demonstrations and meetings throughout 2010 and demand his immediate unconditional release.

George Jackson Socialist League
Democracy and Class Struggle
Co-ordination Committee of the Revolutionary Communists of Britain

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