Mumia Abu-Jamal has just tested positive for Covid-19 by his prison doctors.
– Free Mumia immediately! – Free all political prisoners!
Mumia has to be hospitalised. He has just tested positive for Covid-19, and he is jailed in a completely inadequate prison infirmary. Given his age – 67 – and his liver disease (hepatitis C) and blood pressure problems, his life is in very serious danger. His condition is all the more alarming as he has recently been diagnosed with congestive heart failure. He needs to be released from prison and sent to a hospital to receive the necessary medical treatment.
But that is not all. Mumia must be released from prison altogether, as his proven innocence and his health should be sufficient to justify his release.
In the United States and abroad, initiatives to demand his release are multiplying. On 27 February, the first mobilisation took place in front of Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner’s office, where activists called for his immediate release and transfer to a suitable hospital. On 3 March, Mumia was able to speak by mobile phone to his supporters, who once again gathered outside Krasner’s office. Mumia expressed his gratitude for the support he has received from around the world and for the support for all the other elderly prisoners whose lives are threatened by the pandemic.
We urge you to send messages to Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf, Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections John Wetzel, and Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner demanding that they immediately comply with these three demands:
Transfer Mumia to a hospital for proper medical care!
Release Mumia immediately!
Release all elderly and vulnerable prisoners and political prisoners!
Houria Allard, journalist, labour activist; Aouicha Bakhti, lawyer, labour activist; Houda Berbache, advertising employee, labour activist; Yasmina Boufaroua, film director, labour activist; Chafia Djemame, teacher, labour activist; Radia Ham, employee, labour activist; Sabrina Goudjil, student activist; Sabry Nadia, journalist, labour activist; Omar Abdeladim, technology teacher, trade union activist; Bachir Ait El Hocine, teacher, trade union activist; Samir Aberkane, employee, labour activist; Abderazak Adel, professor and trade union activist in higher education; Anis Axel, student activist; Sofiane El Baroudi, journalist and poet, labour activist; Hocine Bellaloufi, journalist, writer and labour activist; Kamel Benmissi, sports manager, labour activist; Abdelkader Bentaleb, labour activist; Nourredine Bouderba, trade unionist, ex UGTA national secretary; Karim Boudjaoui, former PT MP and president of the “Workers Fightback Solidarity Committee”; Yacine Bouzned, student activist; Chouicha Kaddour, human rights activist; Amine Dekali, employee, labour activist; Djafi Ahmed, professional training tea- cher and trade union activist; Docteur Djamel Eddine Oulmane, retired medical doctor and labour activist; Hadj Fitas, film director and labour activist; Ahmedc Halfaoui, labour activist; Fodil Hamani, employee, labour activist; Hannat Hannafi, teacher, labour activist; Kitouni Hosni, historian; Koudria Smain, former PT MP, trade unionist; Rédha Mennassel, journalist, labour activist: Abdelkrim Messis, head of the “Front for the Sanitizing of UGTA”; Hakim Outoudert, journalist, labour activist; Mahmoud Rachidi, PST general secretary; Saoudi Abdelaziz, co-founder of PAGS, labour activist; Sofiane Sefouni, social employee, labour activist; Lina Sobhi, enseignante labour activist; Loucif Nacer Timsiline, labour activist, “Power to the People committee”; Farid Touil, technology teacher and labour activist; Kamel Trodi, student activist; Boualem Ziani, teacher, trade union activist ; Hamid Zerrouki, student activist; Djamel Zékkal, student activist; Safia Arfoutni, labour activist; Kamel Arfoutni, ex-PT MP, labour activist ; Lazhari Labter, writer, labour activist; Socialist Workers Party; Internationalist Socialists Organising Committee
We the members and activists of All Pakistan Trade Union Federation supporting the campaign to release Mumia Abu-Jamal.
We heard from our friends that Mumia Abu-Jamal covid 19 test was positive. His health condition is deteriored. We raise our voice together with our international friends to release Mumia Abu-Jamal immediatelty.
Members and office bearer’s of All Pakistan Trade Union Federation