A federal court has denied innocent political prisoner and former Black Panther Mumia Abu-Jamal the life-saving medicine that could cure his Hepatitis-C. Based on a technicality–that Mumia didn’t file the suit against a Pennsylvania state agency that didn’t exist at the original time of filing over one year ago.
Federal Judge Robert Mariani has denied the preliminary injunction motion in “Abu-Jamal vs. Kerestes” that demanded life-saving hepatitis C treatment for Mumia Abu-Jamal. The reason Mariani gave is this: “The persons against whom injunctive relief may be granted are not parties to this lawsuit”. On today’s program we speak with Noelle Hanrahan, the director of Prison Radio about the significance of this decision and what does it mean in regards to accountability and treatment.
A National Day of Rage and Day of Action has been called for on September 7th.
In Philadelphia, there will be a press conference at the Department of Health with a march to the Governor’s and DA’s office. For more information, call 215-476-2471 NationTime Judicial Research for updates.