Produced under the auspices of Amnesty International, this is a compact analysis of the case of Mumia Abu-Jamal who had been incarcerated on Pennsylvania’s death row. His case has generated more controversy and attention, both national and international, than that of any other inmate currently under sentence of death in the USA and Amnesty’s belief is that the interests of justice would be best served by the granting of a new trial. Mumia Abu-Jamal support groups exist in the UK and Europe.
On December 7, 2011, District Attorney of Philadelphia R. Seth Williams announced that prosecutors, with the support of the victim’s family, would no longer seek the death penalty for Abu-Jamal and would accept a sentence of life imprisonment without parole. Available online.