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United Nations: Shackling of aged inmate, Mumia Abu-Jamal, is deplorable
by UN statement reposted by Jamal Journal
"The use of shackles during his hospital stays is deplorable, and causes Mr. Abu-Jamal additional and unnecessary suffering," said the experts. "International standards on the treatment of prisoners clearly stipulate that instruments of restraint are to be imposed only when no lesser form of control would be effective to address the risks posed by unrestricted movement."
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