A federal judge in philadelphia has thrown out the death sentence against former journalist and black panther mumia abu-jamal judge william yohn ruled that abu-jamal was entitled to a new sentencing hearing for the killing of a philadelphia police officer in 1981, but he denied him the right to a. A new angle in abu-jamal's case the decades-old case of convicted police killer mumia abu-jamal has always centered on whether the legal process was rigged against the black political. The life of brilliant journalist, intellectual, revolutionary, and political prisoner mumia abu-jamal is in great danger pennsylvania set two execution dates for mumia in the '90's despite his innocence.
The administration of philadelphia mayor ed rendell has backed down on plans to restrict planned protests against the execution of radical journalist and former black panther party member mumia. After a two-decade court battle, a judge in philadelphia threw out the death sentence of mumia abu-jamal, the former journalist and black panther who is perhaps the world's best known death-row. In 1981, former black panther mumia abu-jamal was accused of murdering daniel faulkner, a police officer in philadelphia, pennsylvania a series of discrepancies emerged in the trial, which took place in june 1982.
Mumia abu-jamal is in his 37 th year of imprisonment, innocent and framed for a murder he did not commit and sentenced to death for being a former spokesman for the black panther party, a move supporter and a radical journalist, known as the voice of the voiceless. Philadelphia (ap) - arguments in a request by former death row inmate mumia abu-jamal (moo-mee'-ah ah'-boo jah-mahl') to have his previous appeals vacated have been postponed. A demonstration took place february 5 in berlin in support of mumia abu-jamal, the us death row political prisoner framed up more than 17 years ago in connection with the shooting death of a.
Lawyers arguing for another appeal in the case of former death-row inmate mumia abu-jamal were granted a 60-day continuance due to a late piece of evidence presented earlier this week by the. Mrs faulkner's life-long campaign against mumia abu-jamal is fueled, yes, by pain, but also by a blind anger that has been nurtured, misdirected and manipulated by the philadelphia fraternal. This new evidence should lead to new appeal for mumia abu-jamal, lawyers say a judge ordered a 60-day continuance of a hearing for the former black panther party member.
There is compelling evidence that the man convicted of the crime, mumia abu-jamal -- a black nationalist and former journalist -- killed the white police officer. Philadelphia — a federal judge tuesday threw out the death sentence against mumia abu-jamal, a former journalist and black panther whose case has attracted international attention, but upheld. Down with the racist death penalty for united front defense of mumia abu-jamal last summer saw an explosion of protest over the threat - ened execution of black journalist and political activist mu .
Abu-jamal, rallied world-wide as a victim of an unjust american legal system, has been on death row since being sentenced to execution in the summer of 1982. Officer daniel faulkner, who was shot dead on 9 december 1981 mumia abu-jamal was convicted for the homicide and spent 29 years on death row before the philadelphia district attorney announced. On march 27, the us appeals court in philadelphia reaffirmed the frame-up conviction of mumia abu-jamal, the former black panther party spokesman and world-renowned radical journalist who has been locked up on pennsylvania's death row for more than a quarter century after previously rejecting.
Mumia's life, work and influence is the subject of an excellent new film, long distance revolutionary: a journey with mumia abu-jamal, directed by stephen vittoria. Abu-jamal, a former member of the black panthers, political journalist and member of the alternative lifestyle movement move, was falsely convicted in 1982 of killing philadelphia policeman daniel faulkner.
By john leslie the philadelphia district attorney's office continues to stonewall in the case of mumia abu-jamal at a court hearing on april 30, prosecutors failed, once again, to produce a memorandum allegedly signed by former philadelphia district attorney and retired pennsylvania supreme court chief justice ronald d castille. Abu-jamal's former lead attorney, robert r bryan is convinced the case can still be won and that abu-jamal can be set free this case can be won, by won i mean a his life being saved and b i feel that we can free him , bryan said. We the undersigned petition you to speak out against the death penalty for mumia abu-jamal, and all the men, women and children facing execution around the world this ultimate form of punishment is unacceptable in a civilized society and undermines human dignity (un general assembly, moratorium.