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Lawyers Confirm Mumia Abu-Jamal Has COVID-19

HeadlineMar 04, 2021

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. 

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