On October 13, the Governor of the American state of Pennsylvania signed the death warrant for Mumia Abu-Jamal.
His execution date has been set for December 2.
Mumia Abu-Jamal is an award-wining Black American journalist and radio commentator. He has been on death row for 15 years for the shooting death of a Philadelphia police officer. He was convicted despite clear evidence of his innocence and gross misconduct by the police, the District attorney, and the judge at his trial. Key witnesses against Jamal have recanted their previous testimony, stating that they were coerced by police. Mumia Abu-jamal's case has won international support from social justice groups and millions of people all over the world, including Ireland. His attorney Leanard Weinglass notes: "Mumia considers his case not as a vehicle for his own salvation, but a vehicle to help all 3100 death row prisoners, and the 1.5 million who are languishing in a prison system that is out of control."
Tell the American Ambassador that you will not tolerate another racist lynching and that Mumia Abu-Jamal should receive a new trial that is fair by internationally accepted judicial standards.
Address: Embassy of the United States of America, 42 Elgin Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4.
Phone: 668 8777
Location: Bank of Ireland at College Green and Westmorland Street.
Justice For Mumia Campaign &emdash; Ireland
Call 6727803 for more information