Mumia Abu Jamal Press Conference

Saturday 5 August 2006

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On July 19th 2006 a press conference for Mumia Abu-Jamal took place at Garden Court Chambers organised by Legal Action for Women and Ian Macdonald QC .

After 24 years on Pennsylvania's death row, Mr Abu-Jamal, convicted in 1982 of killing a policeman, has been granted an appeal which if successful could result in a new trial. This would be the first time his side of the case against conviction would be heard by a jury.

Over 140 of the UK's most distinguished lawyers are signatories to a letter initiated by Ian Macdonald QC and Legal Action for Women, to the US court of appeal. The letter highlights the racism in the original trial and subsequent hearings of Mr Mumia Abu-Jamal, an award winning journalist.

Click Here to read the Letter and Press Release

Click Here to visit the Free Mumia website

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