Incarceration Nation

International Call to Free Mumia Abu-Jamal Now!

December 9, 2017

To: Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf, Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner

From: Concerned Members of International Community

A call to release the District Attorney and police files relevant to Mumia Abu-Jamal’s case and to free Abu-Jamal now!

We, the undersigned individual and organizational members of the international community concerned with issues of human rights, call your attention to an egregious example of human rights violations in your respective jurisdictions: the case of Mumia Abu-Jamal. Specifically, we call on you both, key officials with the power to determine Abu-Jamal’s fate, to:

  1. Assure that all the District Attorney and police files relevant to Abu-Jamal’s case, be released publicly as the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas is reviewing the potential involvement of retired Supreme Court Justice Ronald Castille in a conflict of interest when he reviewed Abu-Jamal’s case as a Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice.
  2. Release Abu-Jamal now from his incarceration. That given the mounds of evidence of Abu-Jamal’s innocence and even more evidence of police, prosecutorial, and judicial misconduct, his unjust incarceration, including almost 30 years on death row, his twice near-executions, his prison-induced illness which brought him to the brink of death, and the lack of timely treatment for his hepatitis-C, which has left him with a condition, cirrhosis of the liver, which poses a potential threat to his life...we call for the freedom of Mumia Abu-Jamal now.

Partial list of initial endorsers:

Angela Davis; Danny Glover; Mireille Fanon-Mendes- France, President, Frantz Fanon Foundation; Sabine Lösing, Member of the European Parliament (MEP) Left & DIE LINKE, GERMANY; Fatma Alloo, Media Women’s Association, Tanzania; Nambiath Vasudevan, Trade Union Solidarity Committee Mumbai, INDIA, Continuation Committee of the International Workers Committee; Vanessa Brown, PA State Assembly Representative, 190th District; Gregory Muhammad, Nation of Islam, Prison Reform Ministry; Fifteen Members of Danish Parliament; Basyn Hasan, Democratic City Committee Member, PA Prison Society; Estela Vazquez, First Vice President, Local 1199 SEIU (U.S.); Dr. Roxanne Dunbar Ortiz, Historian, Author; Marc Lamont Hill, Author, Professor, Temple University; Dhoruba Bin-Wahad, Long time Freedom Fighter, Former Political Prisoner; Harold Wilson, 120th Exonerated PA Death Row Survivor; Mimi Rosenberg, Esq., Senior Staff Attorney, The Legal Aid Society, Radio Producer, WBAI; Laura Whitehorn, Former Political Prisoner; Linda M Thurston, War Resisters League; Julian Kunnie, First Nations Enforcement Agency;

Partial list of organizations: Committee to Save Mumia; Free Mumia Network (Free Mumia Berlin, Free Mumia Frankfurt, Free Mumia Heidelberg, and Free Mumia Nurnberg); French Collective Libérons Mumia (encompassing 100 organizations and municipalities including Paris); Saint-Denis Mumia Committee; Amig@s de Mumia de México; International Action Center; International Concerned Family and Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal; Workers World Party (U.S.); The MOVE Organization; National Jericho Movement; The Northeast Political Prisoner Coalition; Educators for Mumia; Teachers for Mumia (Oakland); Free Mumia Abu-Jamal Coalition (NYC); Campaign to Free Mumia; Local 10, International Longshore Workers Union; Labor Action Committee to Free Mumia Abu-Jamal

To sign onto this letter, please email with the subject line “International Letter for Mumia.” Submit your full name as you want it listed and your organizational or professional identification.