Growing support for Mumia Abu-Jamal
CAMPAIGNERS ARE planning worldwide protests over the next three months against the threatened execution of radical black journalist Mumia Abu-Jamal in the US. Mumia was framed for shooting a police officer 19 years ago. He has been on death row ever since. The Philadelphia police targeted Mumia because he exposed and campaigned against police racism and brutality.
He is appealing for a retrial, the last stage open to him in the legal process. A judge is to decide in March whether a retrial will go ahead or whether Mumia will be executed. A demonstration has been called in London for 4 March to save Mumia's life. Other events are planned across Britain.