In Philadelphia, a judge granted Mumia Abu-Jamal’s lawyers 60 days to examine all the evidence uncovered in recent years, that supporters say could finally help release the journalist and former Black Panther, who has spent 41 years in prison after being convicted of murdering a police officer. This is professor and filmmaker Johanna Fernández, who has been campaigning for years to free Mumia.
Johanna Fernández: “There are documents that emerged recently, as early as January 2019, which clearly suggest that the main witnesses in this case were bribed. A letter by Robert Chobert, the star witness in the case, who said that he saw what happened, and he allegedly saw Mumia, he wrote a letter, with his handwriting, asking the lead prosecutor in the case, Joe McGill, 'Where is my money?'”