Mumia Abu-Jamal

Federal appeals court orders new sentencing hearing for Mumia Abu-Jamal

By Shannon Jones, 29 April 2011

The Third District Court of Appeals affirmed an earlier ruling ordering a new sentencing hearing for death row inmate Mumia Abu Jamal.

US Supreme Court rules against Mumia Abu-Jamal

By Hiram Lee, 27 January 2010

The US Supreme Court overturned on January 19 the ruling of a Philadelphia appeals court which had granted death row inmate Mumia Abu-Jamal the right to a new sentencing hearing.

US Supreme Court rejects appeal by Mumia Abu-Jamal for new trial

By Barry Grey, 7 April 2009

The United States Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear an appeal for a new trial by Mumia Abu-Jamal, whose struggle over more than a quarter century against his murder conviction in a politically and racially motivated frame-up has become a focus of international opposition to capital punishment and political repression.

US Supreme Court denies Mumia Abu-Jamal’s appeal for new trial

By Hiram Lee, 20 October 2008

The US Supreme Court has denied Mumia Abu-Jamal's appeal for a new trial. A well-respected journalist and political activist, Abu-Jamal was convicted in 1982 of murdering Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner.

US Supreme Court clears way for execution of likely innocent death row inmate

By Kate Randall, 16 October 2008

The US Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to hear the appeal of Georgia death row inmate Troy Davis. The case against Davis, convicted in the 1989 killing of an off-duty Savannah police office, has gained worldwide attention, with demands by human rights activists and high-profile figures for his life to be spared.

Break-in at Philadelphia office of supporters of political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal

By Tom Bishop, 19 June 2000

The leadership of the movement in support of death row inmate and political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal has been subjected to yet another attack on their right to organize in his defense, with a June 8 break-in at supporters' offices in Philadelphia. The attacks come at a critical time as Abu-Jamal awaits word from Federal Appeals Court Judge William Yohn on when the hearing will be held on his appeal for a new trial.

Federal magistrate imposes severe restrictions on supporters of US political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal

By Joseph Tanniru, 14 June 2000

A federal magistrate has imposed severe restrictions on several prominent organizers of the campaign to defend US political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal because they allegedly refused to obey a policeman's order during a civil disobedience protest last July in Philadelphia. The eight individuals—including Clark Kissinger of Refuse and Resist; Frances Goldin, Mumia's literary agent; and Mark Taylor, Chair of Academics for Mumia—were placed on one-year probation, during which time their contact with Mumia and their activity in the campaign will be legally restricted.

Thousands rally in New York in support of Mumia Abu-Jamal

By Tom Bishop and Alan Whyte, 19 May 2000

Some 5,000 supporters of death row inmate and political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal attended a rally May 7 in New York City's Madison Square Garden.

Ohio college students defend decision to hear US political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal

By Denise Enders and Helen Halyard, 24 April 2000

Facing threats and pressure from the Philadelphia District Attorney's office and police organizations, students and faculty at Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio have defended their decision to hear a taped address from Mumia Abu-Jamal at commencement ceremonies on April 29. Earlier this year, the senior class voted at the small liberal arts college to have Abu-Jamal give the keynote address.

Rubin "Hurricane" Carter supports campaign for US political prisoner Mumia Abu Jamal

By Paul Scherrer, 7 April 2000

Rubin “Hurricane” Carter, the former middleweight boxer and frame-up victim, pledged support for political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal during a March 25 anti-death penalty forum held in Pittsburgh. The meeting also heard new evidence that further discredits the case against Abu-Jamal.

Conference organizers direct Mumia Abu-Jamal defense campaign to Democratic Party

By Helen Halyard and Jerry White, 25 March 2000

An Emergency National Conference to Save Mumia Abu-Jamal was held in New York City on February 19 to discuss the campaign for a new trial and freedom for the US political prisoner. In the course of the meeting a number of speeches from the platform brought into sharp relief critical issues concerning the defense of Abu-Jamal and, more broadly, the struggle against capital punishment and the growing assault on democratic rights.

Mumia Abu-Jamal supporters arrested in Washington anti-death penalty protest

By Kate Randall, 1 March 2000

About 500 people demonstrated outside of the US Supreme Court in Washington, DC Monday, protesting the death penalty and demanding a new trial for political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal. Jamal has been incarcerated on Pennsylvania's death row for 18 years after being framed up for the December 9, 1981 murder of Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner. The protest was organized by the Free Abu-Jamal Coalition.

TV documentary presents case of political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal

By Tom Bishop, 23 February 2000

On Wednesday, February 16 the US cable network Arts & Entertainment presented the documentary "Death Row Radical: Mumia Abu-Jamal" as part of its American Justice series. Mumia has been on death row for the past 18 years after being framed up in connection with the shooting death of a Philadelphia police officer. Governor Tom Ridge of Pennsylvania has signed two death warrants for his execution.

Amnesty International calls for new trial for Mumia Abu-Jamal

By Tom Bishop, 19 February 2000

At a press conference in New York City on February 17 Amnesty International called for a new trial for Pennsylvania death row inmate Mumia Abu-Jamal. Jamal has been incarcerated for 18 years, and had death warrants issued twice, after being framed-up for the December 9, 1981 murder of police officer Daniel Faulkner in Philadelphia. His case is currently at a crucial stage before the federal Third Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia where Jamal is appealing for a new trial.

Thousands demonstrate in Berlin in support of Mumia Abu-Jamal

By Andy Niklaus, 17 February 2000

A demonstration took place February 5 in Berlin in support of Mumia Abu-Jamal, the US death row political prisoner framed up more than 17 years ago in connection with the shooting death of a Philadelphia police officer. Protesters demanded Abu-Jamal's freedom and an end to the death penalty.

The case of Mumia Abu-Jamal: US court agrees to consider defense motion charging bias

By Tom Bishop, 4 February 2000

In a significant development in the case of US political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal, Federal Judge William Yohn on January 20 allowed defense attorneys to file a new motion charging extreme bias on the part of Judge Albert Sabo, who presided over Abu-Jamal's 1982 trial and subsequent appeals.