Stop the Execution of Mumia Abu-Jamal


Jan Slakov

Date: Mon, 01 Nov 1999 19:08:23 -0800
From: Aaron Koleszar <•••@••.•••>

I have some more information and also groups to contact re: Mumia. Please
email me if you want this info.
> Spend 20 seconds of your time to send a free fax to Janet Reno
> expressing your outrage over Mumia's scheduled execution:
> Or visit -

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Date:          Sun, 24 Oct 1999 16:52:44 -0800
From:          •••@••.••• (Richard Mellor)
Subject:       [PublicLabor] They want to execute Mumia
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From: •••@••.••• (Richard Mellor)

PLEASE send faxes and letters as urgently requested so that Mumia gets a
"Stay of Execution" and an "Evidentiary Hearing"!

A copy of Mumia's petition for Habeas Corpus is at

This is URGENT.  In Solidarity, Paul Zarembka

Paul Zarembka, supporting RESEARCH IN POLITICAL ECONOMY at

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Date: Thu, 21 Oct 1999 18:56:37 -0700 (PDT)
From: Angela Beallor <•••@••.•••>
Subj.: This is ... SERIOUS! Get on the Ball for Mumia!

please help spread the word....


Mumia's case has been assigned to Federal District Court Judge William H.
Yohn.  Judge Yohn has NOT yet lifted Mumia's death warrant by granting a
stay of execution!  As a result the judge is FORCING people to take to the
streets!  Suppporters in both San Fransico and Chicago have been ATTACKED
by police because they WILL NOT remain silent and allow this government to
commit MURDER!

As early as Tuesday, October 19, 1999, Judge Yohn's clerk announced that
BOTH sides could send letters to the judge stating their position on the
case.  The International Concerned Family & Friends of Mumia JUST LEARNED
of this announcement yesterday, October 20th.  A day AFTER the
announcement! That means that this system--as is ALREADY EVIDENT by
Mumia's continued captivity on PHASE II--can still NOT BE TRUSTED to do
what is right!

The International Concerned Family & Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal is asking
that THE PEOPLE DEMAND JUSTICE!  We need EVERYONE to write to Judge Yohn
and demand TWO things:

     1.  LIFT the death warrant by granting a stay of execution.

     2.  Grant Mumia an EVIDENTIARY HEARING.

We are asking EVERYONE to write a letter to the Judge AND SEND A COPY to
Mumia's attorney, Leonard Weinglass so that we will have ALL of the
letters from Mumia's supporters when it is time to go into court.
Remember, BOTH sides have been told to send letters.

Send your letters to...

     Judge William H. Yohn, Jr.
     United States District Court
     2609 United States Courthouse
     601 Market Street
     Philadelphia, PA 19106
     (215) 597 - 4361
     (215) 597 - 6390 (fax)

AND SEND A COPY to Mumia's attorney Leonard Weinglass!
address your letter to Leonard as follows...

     Judge William H. Yohn, Jr.
     c/o Leonard Weinglass, Esq.
     6 West 20th Street
     Suite 10A
     New York, New York 10011

We know that the FOP is pressuring Judge Yohn NOT to lift the death
warrant.   Much depends on Yohn's decision.  He can deny Mumia's request
for an evidentiary hearing and decide the case based ONLY on the facts
that Sabo let in--which DOES NOT include, among other things, the fact
that the alleged "confession" was reported OVER 60 days after the
shootings and that witnesses such as Pamela Jenkins and Veronica Jones
have since come forward and testified in the PCRA hearings that they were
COERCED by police and FORCED to LIE about Mumia being the shooter!  By NOT
lifting the warrant and NOT granting a stay of execution, Judge Yohn could
be taking the position that Mumia's appeal can be disposed of BEFORE
December 2, 1999.  That means Mumia WOULD REMAIN ON PHASE II.  We MUST
DEMAND that the stay be lifted AND WE MUST DEMAND that Mumia receive this

Here is some information to help you formulate your letter:

Although Mumia has filed his new appeal in federal court, he has yet to
receive a stay of execution.  Another prisoner, who just got his death
warrant, filed his federal appeal and got a stay the SAME day.  A stay is
supposed to be standard procedure.  When Mumia filed his appeal in the
state courts, he was not given an automatic stay then either.  Instead,
Sabo let Mumia's death warrant stand for 10 DAYS before his execution
date!  Sabo onll granted the stay because of the INTERNATIONAL AND

Remember, Mumia is still under FORCIBLE SUICIDE WATCH.  That's 24
hour-a-day supervision with NO access to supporters by visit or telephone.

On Friday, October 15, 1999, Mumia's attorneys filed a writ of habeas
corpus.  In over 160 pages they cited 29 violations of Mumia's
constitutional rights.  These violations include:

      suppression of evidence by police andprosecutors
      the coercing of witnesses
      the fabricated "confession" story
      the suppression of documents about police surveillance of Mumia
      the ineffective defense counsel in Mumia's first "trial"
      how Mumia was NOT allowed to represent himself
      how Mumia was BARRED from the courtroom in his own "trial"
      the state's use of ALL of its 11 peremptory challenges to
          STRIKE Black people from the jury
      how the prosecutor used Mumia's involvement in the Black
          Panther Party to argue that Mumia should be executed

Mumia's habeas corpus petition to the federal court requests a hearing in
the federal court to bring in the witnesses and evidence that were denied
by Sabo in the Pennsylvania courts.  Getting this hearing is CRUCIAL!  It
will be BOTH the first AND last time Mumia can present this evidence in
court. If Mumia is denied an evidentiary hearing, ALL future appeals will
be based on the "evidence" allowed and interpreted by Sabo. Only a new
hearing can get the evidence of Mumia's actual innocence on the record!

WE NEED EVERYONE TO TAKE A STAND!  Write and DEMAND both that a stay and
an evidentiary hearing be granted.

For more information, contact Pam Africa, International Concerned Family &
Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal at 215-476-8812.

keep up the good work!  stay on the move......


Richard Mellor
2nd VP, AFSCME Local 444 **
Oakland CA

** For Identification purposes only

"I'd rather vote for something I want and not get it than something I don't
want and get it"

Eugene Debs

PublicLabor Web Page

Aaron Koleszar <•••@••.•••>
"If we are to vent our riotous anger let it be before they try to murder
Mumia Abu-Jamal, not after." ----- Michael Parenti, 1995

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