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MUMIA ABU-JAMAL AND INSTITUTIONAL RACISM IN THE US

EDM (Early Day Motion) 828: tabled on 19 January 2018

Tabled in the 2017-19 session.

This motion has been signed by 7 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House believes that journalist and black political rights activist Mumia Abu-Jamal has been wrongly imprisoned and should be released from his decades-long incarceration in Pennsylvania; further believes that there is widespread evidence of police, prosecutorial and judicial misconduct and that Abu-Jamal's incarceration has led to severe life-threatening illness; notes that the 1982 trial judge gloated in racist terms of his intent to sentence Mr Abu-Jamal to death; and believes that Mr Abu-Jamal is the victim of a gross miscarriage of justice.