Preparations are underway for an evening of “Love and Resistance for Imam Jamil Al-Amin,” on Sept. 12 in New York City. Al-Amin, formerly known as H. Rap Brown, is suffering from serious illnesses and is currently being held at the Butner Federal Medical Center in North Carolina.
This world-renowned political prisoner has been imprisoned for 12 years after being falsely convicted of shooting two Georgia deputies in 2002. He had been held in solitary confinement in a U.S. penitentiary in Florence, Colo., but mass pressure resulted in his transfer to the medical facility for treatment of his dire health problems.
Now, Al-Amin’s supporters are waging a campaign to make sure he is not returned to solitary confinement and to call for his release.
The Free Mumia Abu-Jamal Coalition (NYC); the Uncompromising International Concerned Family and Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal; the MOVE Organization and the Imam Jamil Action Network are sponsoring the upcoming event at Manhattan’s Martin Luther King Jr. Center (Local 1199 SEIU), at 310 W. 43rd St., beginning at 6 p.m. Admission is free.
Speakers will include Dhoruba Bin-Wahad, former Black Panther and New York Panther 21 leader and former political prisoner; Karima Al-Amin, attorney and spouse of Imam Jamil Al-Amin; and Imam Al Hajj Talib Abdur-Rashid, president of the Islamic Leadership Council of Metropolitan New York. Pam Africa, chairperson of the ICFFMAJ is also on the program.
For further information, call 212-330-8029 or check freemumia.com.