Urgent Alert:

Political Prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal Moved from Prison to Intensive Care

Updated April 5, 2015 | Originally posted March 31, 2015 | Revolution Newspaper | revcom.us


According to a report on Democracy Now!, political prisoner, journalist, and former Black Panther Mumia Abu-Jamal has been taken to the Intensive Care Unit of a hospital in Pennsylvania for a medical emergency.

For decades Pennsylvania authorities have attempted to execute, isolate, silence, and punish Mumia Abu-Jamal based on a profoundly illegitimate and fixed “trial.” Anyone who believes in justice should be alarmed and vigilant at this development.

Prison officials told his supporters he is in diabetic shock. Johanna Fernández, one of the coordinators of the Campaign to Bring Mumia Home, told Democracy Now! that for some time Mumia has been in need of medical care for a serious condition, and that he was moved to a hospital without notifying his family or supporters. He hasn’t been seen by any of his attorneys or supporters or next of kin since being moved from prison, and the hospital will not release any information to the family. Johanna Fernández told Democracy Now!: “Mumia is shackled, probably, to a bed. There are four guards, a phalanx of guards guarding him, and keeping us from the room, 10 feet away. We were able to see that he was behind this room.”

And Johnanna Fernández told Democracy Now!: “We need to defend Mumia’s life immediately. He is in enemy territory right now, and we need people to call the hospital, Schuylkill Medical Center in Pottsville, Pennsylvania. We need people to call the prison and demand that he be seen by outside doctors to really assess the situation.”

Update from PrisonRAdio.org, April 2: At 7 p.m. last night, Mumia was transferred back to the infirmary at SCI Mahony--the same prison infirmary that failed to identify his diabetes, gravely misdiagnosed him, and gave him severely detrimental treatment. This is an outrage!


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