Mumia Abu Jamal was unfairly sentenced to death nearly 30 years ago by the legal system of the state of Pennsylvania, US. Due to public political opposition to his execution and legal discrepancies in the case against him Jamal remains alive, though he is still formally sentenced to death.
He is a published poet, political writer, and radio journalist and a vocal advocate for the rights of oppressed people.
See below this article for a link to audio comments by Jamal.
US court grants new sentencing for Mumia Abu-Jamal
By MARYCLAIRE DALE
Associated Press, February 26, 2011
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A federal appeals court on Tuesday ordered a new sentencing hearing for convicted police killer and death-row activist Mumia Abu-Jamal, finding for a second time that the death-penalty instructions given to the jury at his 1982 trial were potentially misleading.
The 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals told prosecutors to conduct the new sentencing hearing for the former Black Panther within six months or agree to a life sentence. Abu-Jamal’s first-degree murder conviction still stands in the fatal shooting of Officer Daniel Faulkner, who was white.
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To hear Mumia Abu-Jamal’s February 20 radio speach “Cracks in the Empire”