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BREAKING! Court rules against new trial for Mumia! SF Actions Friday!
by SF Mobiliation to Free Mumia
Thursday Mar 27th, 2008 12:17 PM
LOCAL PROTESTS SET FOR FRIDAY, MARCH 28 FOLLOWED BY NATIONAL PROTEST APRIL 19 (SAN FRANCISCO) AND APRIL 26 (PHILADELPHIA).

“THE DECISION OF THE THIRD CIRCUIT IS A TRAVESTY OF JUSTICE,” SAID JEFF MACKLER, DIRECTOR OF THE MOBILIZATION TO FREE MUMIA ABU-JAMAL. “DESPITE MASSIVE EVIDENCE OF INNOCENCE THE COURT REJECTED OUR DEMAND FOR A NEW TRIAL WHERE THE TRUTH COULD BE HEARD FOR THE FIRST TIME.”
The Mobilization to Free Mumia Abu-Jamal

P.O. Box 10328
Oakland, CA 94610
510-268-9429 or 510-387-7714
jmackler [at] lmi.net

March 27, 2008

PRESS CONFERENCE/Media Release

For Immediate Release
For further information call: Jeff Mackler, Director
510-268-9429 or 510-387-7714

PRESS CONFERENCE SCHEDULED FOR:

FRIDAY, MARCH 28, 5 PM
FEDERAL COURT HOUSE
7TH AND MISSION
SAN FRANCISCO

The U.S. COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE THIRD CIRCUIT REJECTS ALL APPEALS FOR INNOCENT DEATH ROW INMATE MUMIA ABU-JAMAL

STATE OF PENNSYLVANIA ORDERED TO HOLD NEW SENTENCING HEARING WITHIN 180 DAYS. IN SUCH A HEARING JURY’S DECISION WILL BE LIMITED TO A FINDING OF LIFE IMPRISONMENT OR EXECUTION BY LETHAL INJECTION

JURY PROHIBITED FROM FINDING OF INNOCENCE

LOCAL PROTESTS SET FOR FRIDAY, MARCH 28 FOLLOWED BY NATIONAL PROTEST APRIL 19 (SAN FRANCISCO) AND APRIL 26 (PHILADELPHIA).

“THE DECISION OF THE THIRD CIRCUIT IS A TRAVESTY OF JUSTICE,” SAID JEFF MACKLER, DIRECTOR OF THE MOBILIZATION TO FREE MUMIA ABU-JAMAL. “DESPITE MASSIVE EVIDENCE OF INNOCENCE THE COURT REJECTED OUR DEMAND FOR A NEW TRIAL WHERE THE TRUTH COULD BE HEARD FOR THE FIRST TIME.”

In a shocking decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit rejected all Mr. Jamal’s demands for a new trial. In 1982 Mr. Jamal was falsely convicted of the murder of Police Officer Daniel Faulkner in a trial where 11 or 14 Black jurors were systematically excluded and where critical evidence proving the defendant’s innocence was excluded.

On death row for 26 years, Mr. Jamal, an award winning journalist and the author of nine books, has led a campaign for a new trial and freedom that has won the support of groups ranging from Amnesty International and the European Parliament to the San Francisco, Detroit, and Berkeley city councils.

Jamal’s attorneys will appeal today’s decision to the U.S. Supreme Court.
§BREAKING!!! Third Circuit Court Rules Against a New Trial For Mumia!
by free mumia! Thursday Mar 27th, 2008 2:50 PM
THE UNTHINKABLE HAS HAPPENED: While ruling against the three issues that could have led to a new trial, the court affirmed Judge Yohn's 2001 decision overturning the death sentence. If the District Attorney wants to re-instate the death sentence, the DA can now call for a new penalty-phase jury trial that would be limited to the question of life or death. See the Philadelphia Inquirer and Associated Press articles.
Journalists for Mumia is extremely disappointed by this decision because Mumia should have been granted a new trial. Protest actions are planned for Friday (3/28), including in New York City at The Adam Clayton Powell State Office Building (125th St. and Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd.) at 5pm. For the latest updates, go to http://www.freemumia.com

STAY TUNED FOR MORE! At http://www.Abu-Jamal-News.com

PDF of the ruling:
http://media.philly.com/documents/mumia_ruling.pdf
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