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Mumia Abu-Jamal, America’s most famous political prisoner and one of its few authentic revolutionaries, continues his fight for social justice after three decades in prison.Mumia Abu-Jamal, America’s most famous political prisoner, continues his fight for social justice after three decades in prison.
For 30 years, Mumia Abu-Jamal's case has loomed large in debates about the death penalty in America. This week, his story took a major turn with the news that the prosecution in his murder case would no longer push for his execution. "Democracy Now!" ran two stories on the development Thursday, including a clip of South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu requesting his release.
He may not walk free, especially if Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams has his say, but after decades of struggles and appeals, Mumia Abu-Jamal will not face the death penalty for his fiercely contested murder conviction in the killing of a police officer 30 years ago.
The death penalty case of Mumia Abu-Jamal took a surprising turn this week, as a federal appeals court declared, for the second time, that Abu-Jamal's death sentence was unconstitutional.