Mobilisation for Mumia Abu Jamal
Last May 17, the Philadelphia Federal Court of Appeal held a hearing that could seal the fate of Mumia Abu Jamal. The Court of Appeal agreed to consider the conditions under which Mumia Abu-Jamal’s trial was held in 1982.
At the time of this hearing, Mumia Abu Jamal’s lawyer, Mr. Robert Bryan, asked to hold a new trial, in particular calling upon racial discrimination at the time of the 1982 trial. According to Robert Bryan, the Court of Appeal, which must examine the appeal, should not decide before several months.
The famous American black journalist, on death row for 25 years, has become a symbol of the fight against the death penalty. On the occasion of this new hearing, the Collectif unitaire de soutien à Mumia Abu Jamal, and all his supporters, organized public mobilization and information initiatives on all continents. In particular, a demonstration united more than 2000 people in the streets of Philadelphia on May 17.