UNITED STATES: Alert on Abu Jamal's health

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Supporters of imprisoned black revolutionary and journalist Mumia Abu Jamal are very concerned about his health. They report that he is suffering from swollen feet that could be the result of blood clots, a potentially serious condition. He wants to be able to take herbal medicines and be examined by a doctor from outside, since he has no confidence in the prison doctor.

Abu Jamal is still on death row in Pennsylvania after 21 years, even though a judge's ruling struck down his death sentence last year. His eloquent advocacy for the poor and oppressed has made him a target of the repressive state establishment.

The Concerned Family and Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal is asking that people not only contact SCI Greene Prison at (724) 852-2902 about Abu Jamal's condition, but also urge elected officials supportive of him to put pressure on the prison and demand that his minimum requests be met.

These officials are State Senator Vincent Hughes at <hughes@dem.pasen.gov.>, Representative Harold James at (215) 462-3308 or <letter>.

From Green Left Weekly, September 3, 2003.
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