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  • IN THE LAST TWO MONTHS, PENNSYLVANIA DEATH ROW INMATE MUMIA ABU JAMAL HAS BEEN BARRED FROM BEING PHOTOGRAPHED AND TAPE RECORDEDJUST THE LATEST MOVE IN WHAT MUMIA’S LAWYERS AND SUPPORTERS ARE
    CALLING A LONG CAMPAIGN BY PENNSYLVANIA STATE OFFICIALS TO GAG THE FORMER AWARD-WINNING RADIO JOURNALIST.

    NEARLY THREE YEARS AGO, NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO SCRAPPED PLANS TO RUN A SERIES OF RADIO COMMENTARIES BY MUMIA AFTER PRESSURE FROM POLICE ...

    Feb 04, 1997 | Story
  • Lydia Barashango, Abu-Jamal’s sister, recalls the night of the arrest and discusses the roots of Abu-Jamal’s activism, and the effect of his imprisonment on her family.
    Dec 09, 1996 | Story
  • Abu-Jamal speaks about racism in the criminal justice system and the overwhelming number of black men in prison. [includes rush transcript]
    Dec 09, 1996 | Story
  • Attorney’s for Mumia Abu Jamal were in court yesterday trying to introduce new evidence in his case. But their witness was arrested in a move attorneys believe is meant to intimidate any one who steps forward on Abu-Jamal’s behalf.
    Oct 02, 1996 | Story
  • FOR THE FIRST TIME IN OVER A YEAR, MUMIA ABU JAMAL WILL APPEAR IN A PHILADELPHIA COURTROOM TODAY. ABU JAMAL IS THE AFRICAN AMERICAN JOURNALIST AND COMMENTATOR WHO’S BEEN ON DEATH ROW SINCE 1982, WHEN HE WAS CONVICTED OF KILLING A PHILADELPHIA POLICE OFFICER. FOR THE PAST FEW YEARS, ATTORNEYS HAVE BEEN TRYING TO GET ABU-JAMAL A NEW TRIAL BECAUSE OF JUDICIAL BIAS. TODAY’S HEARING WILL DETERMINE WHETHER THE COURT WILL ALLOW NEW ...
    Oct 01, 1996 | Story