Alert: Mumia’s life is in danger!

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On 9 November supporters of Mumia Abu-Jamal mobilised outside the U.S. Court of Appeals as the Third Circuit met, for a second time, to decide whether Mumia is to be quickly executed or granted a new trial.
For 28 years Mumia has distinguished himself as a journalist and a revolutionary from his cell on death row. In December 1981, he was framed for the murder of Philadelphia police officer, Daniel Faulkner.
Abu-Jamal was set up because of who he was: a founding member of the Philadelphia Black Panther Party and an outspoken radio critic of the infamously corrupt and brutal Philly police department. Back in 2001, he won a new trial on his death sentence. But the Supreme Court ordered that the decision be “ reviewed.” So Abu-Jamal is now fighting again for a new trial.
But there’ s no good outcome on offer. Should the court order a new sentencing trial, the jury is not permitted to find Mumia “ not guilty!” While the proceeding itself must include Mumia’ s right to introduce evidence of innocence, the jury will nevertheless be limited to determining Mumia’ s sentence only — that is, life in prison or execution.
Mumia’ s life is in danger — the District Attorney is arguing for Mumia’ s execution without a new sentencing trial. If the ruling is against Mumia, he could be executed very quickly. Mumia’ s lead attorney, Robert R. Bryan, says that Mumia is now “ in the greatest danger since his 1981 arrest.”
His case has drawn worldwide support as his revolutionary journalism and speeches embolden freedom movements around the globe. Be alert and ready to mobilise. Email freedom.socialist.party@ozemail.com.au if you want to be notified once a snap meeting is convened.

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