An international panel of jurists, political leaders, cultural figures, and labor and community activists gathered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, this weekend to hear charges that Pennsylvania officials systematically violated the civil rights of journalist and death row inmate Mumia Abu-Jamal.
The People’s International Tribunal, organized by the International Concerned Family and Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal, aimed to bring international attention to the case of Mumia and to highlight the broader pattern of abuse in death row cases.
- Dennis Brutus, a professor of African literature at the University of Pittsburgh. A South African, he was formerly a political prisoner with Nelson Mandela on Robben Island.
- Michael Warren, a practicing criminal lawyer whose major cases have included El Sayyid Nosair/Meir Kahane murder trial and the Tupac Shakur weapons and sodomy case. He was formerly the associate director of the National Conference of Black Lawyers Juvenile Defense Project.