Lawyers for renowned political prisoner and journalist Mumia Abu-Jamal confirmed Wednesday that he has tested positive for COVID-19. This is professor Johanna Fernández making the announcement at a rally calling for his release.
Johanna Fernández: “I just got a call from Bob Boyle, one of Mumia’s — oh my god — one of Mumia’s attorneys. Mumia has COVID. He’s in the infirmary. Their attorneys called our attorneys. He had gotten a rapid test, and they conducted another test, and it came out positive. So Mumia Abu-Jamal has COVID-19.”
Sixty-six-year-old Abu-Jamal suffers from several preexisting conditions, for which advocates say he has not received proper care.