A JUDGE has ordered a stay of execution for Mumia Abu Jamal, the former Black Panther on death row in the United States. Mumia, who was framed for the killing of a police officer, had been given a date for execution, 2 December. But now Judge Yohn has allowed additional hearings to be allowed.
The stay does not mean that Mumia is free or even that a new trial can be held. Instead it puts off the planned state execution until next year. That makes it vital that protests are kept up to stop the killing of Mumia, whose 'crime' was to stand up to the authorities and criticise police brutality.
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