Mumia Abu-Jamal’s life is in danger; only the people can save him.

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(excerpted from BayView)

A Message From the Free Mumia Abu-Jamal Coalition

We are going to the headquarters of the Department of Corrections Monday morning, April 6th, to follow up on our demand of John Wetzel last Friday that Mumia be provided with independent doctors of his choosing to address his medical crisis. We need to show unequivocally that he is accountable for what happens to Mumia. That is our agenda for the meeting. There will be the usual tug of war as to whether they will even allow us in, let alone see him. But we will be there to demand what is due Mumia: swift, humane and competent health care.

To provide a strong context for our demands, we need people to be calling Wetzel all morning. His number is: 717-728-4109. (West Coast supporters should call before 8 a.m. PT.)

Mumia’s life in danger“Mumia” – Art: Malik Seneferu, 2009

A Statement of the International Concerned Family and Friends of Mumia and MOVE

… they’re deliberately trying to murder him through medical neglect and intentional torture. This situation is urgent and couldn’t be more serious.

Mumia was brought in in a wheelchair, his blood sugar has gone up again, he is very weak, he has lost an enormous amount of weight, 80 pounds or so in three months, and he is clearly uncomfortable.

He had slurred speech during parts of our visit, was trembling by the end of it, and even though he tried to appear strong for us, he was weak and vulnerable. This was very difficult for us to see, because Mumia has always had a strong constitution, both physically and mentally.

We demand that outside doctors of Mumia’s choosing be allowed to evaluate and treat him immediately.

Mumia is deathly ill, the prison system has made him sicker and sicker, and it has certainly not shown any signs of helping him recover his health. We, therefore, demand that outside doctors of Mumia’s choosing be allowed to evaluate and treat him immediately. Cite institutional connections if you can. Call:

  • Pennsylvania Secretary of Department of Corrections Director John Wetzel: 717-728-4109 or
  • SCI Mahanoy Superintendent John Kerestes: 570-773-2158

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