Mumia Abu-Jamal wins right to re-open appeals

UPDATE UPDATE   .. Mumia Abu-Jamal victory: Philadelphia DA withdraws his appeal

May 2019 Mumia 4:18:19 (Sam M.)

Demonstrators take to the street in Philadelphia on April 18 after a rally and celebration that followed the announcement that the District Attorney’s office was dropping its appeal of Judge Tucker’s decision. (Photo: Sal Mastriano / Socialist Action)

By JEFF MACKLER The sensational news on April 17 that Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner withdrew his appeal of Superior Court Judge Leon Tucker’s granting of new appeal rights to Mumia Abu-Jamal represents a major breakthrough in Mumia’s 37-year freedom struggle. Krasner’s decision opens the door wide to re-building a broad and decisive movement in the U.S. and internationally to win a demand that has reverberated across the world, “Free Mumia Abu-Jamal!”…. continues . HERE .

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The following is a press release by Mobilization4Mumia on April 17, 2019. Communist Workers League stands in solidarity with Mumia Abu-Jamal and hopes that this brings him one step closer to freedom.

Community activists and leaders from the Philadelphia region will hold a news conference 12 noon, Thursday, April 18 at the Octavius V. Catto Statue on the south side of Philadelphia City Hall to discuss today’s decision by District Attorney Larry Krasner to finally relent to Pennsylvania Common Pleas Court Judge Leon Tucker’s ground-breaking decision which gives political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal the right to reopen his appeals.

By rescinding his appeal, Krasner has removed a major hurdle for Abu-Jamal to eventually be released after 37 years in prison. This is a significant development in Abu-Jamal’s quest for freedom.

Public pressure on Krasner’s office to do the right thing and rescind the appeal gained momentum in early February when…

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