Hosted by Mobilization4Mumia
Pack the courtroom and the streets to win freedom for Mumia Abu-Jamal!
Read Below for the Day’s Schedule and Different Locations:
8:00 – 9:00AM: Rally at the Criminal Justice Center, 1303 Filbert St., Philadelphia
9:00AM – ???: Court Hearing Begins at 9 am sharp (Supporters will take turns witnessing the court proceedings as the rally continues outside. Court proceedings will likely last no longer than a couple hours.
12:00 PM (Estimated Time Court Proceedings will end) – 3 pm: Rally and March
6:00 – 9:00 PM – “Resistance Matters: Medical and Legal Justice for Mumia and All Prisoners”
-In the evening, we are hosting an indoor event at the Arch St. United Methodist Church, 55 N. Broad St.
Mumia is innocent and was framed! 35 in prison is 35 years too long!
On April 24, Mumia Abu-Jamal’s birthday, there will be a court hearing on his PCRA (Post-Conviction Relief Act) petition in Pennsylvania courts. This is an action to overturn all of the PA Supreme Court decisions from 1995-2008 that denied him freedom despite the evidence that the police and prosecution manufactured the “proof” of his guilt and suppressed evidence of his innocence.
This latest legal challenge is based on the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision in the Williams case, which ruled that an appellate judge cannot participate in a case in which he formerly had a personal role in a significant prosecutorial decision. Ronald Castille was the District Attorney responsible for opposing Mumia’s 1989 appeal of his trial conviction and death sentence. Then, after being elected to PA Supreme Court in 1994, Castille ruled against Mumia in every appeal brought before him critical of the actions of his former DA’s office. Castille ran for election to the PA Supreme Court bragging that 45 men (including Abu-Jamal) were sentenced to death by his DA’s office and that he was financed by and had been honored by the FOP as “Man of the Year.”
We call for Mumia’s immediate release from prison!
After the court proceedings, participate in a gathering at Arch Street UM Church, 55 N Broad St: RESISTANCE MATTERS – Legal & Medical Justice for Mumia and all Prisoners.
International Concerned Family and Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal International Action Center Free Mumia Abu-Jamal Coalition (NYC) Campaign to Bring Mumia Home Prison Radio The MOVE Organization Mundo Obrero/Workers World Party Educators for Mumia Abu-Jamal Mobilization to Free Mumia Abu-Jamal Philly REAL Justice
For car caravan information from NYC call 212 9272924. Cars will be leaving NYC at 5 AM from several locations.