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Ex-Black Panther Mumia gets new sentencing hearing

WASHINGTON (AFP) – A US appeals court ordered a new sentencing hearing Tuesday death row inmate Mumia Abu-Jamal, without overturning the guilty verdict of the man who has become a cause celebre for death penalty opponents. The court in Pennsylvania ruled that Abu-Jamal, a former Black Panther who has languished…

Mumia Abu-Jamal case back before appeals court

Rift causes longtime lawyer to quit Mumia Abu-Jamal case days before latest death row appeal The lead lawyer for celebrated death-row inmate Mumia Abu-Jamal has quit the case days before a key appeals court hearing, amid a rift with his famous client over strategy. Lawyer Robert R. Bryan stepped down…

US media ignores birthday of America’s most famous death row inmate

Unless you live in Philadelphia, you might not have known that America’s most famous death row inmate celebrated his birthday recently. That’s because the story, along with a flurry of local activism surrounding that date, was almost entirely ignored by the US media — and the blackout didn’t just extend…

Supreme Court to decide Mumia Abu-Jamal’s fate

PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court is expected on Tuesday to issue its latest decision on the fate of Mumia Abu-Jamal, arguably America’s most famous death-row inmate, convicted of slaying a Philadelphia policeman, a crime he denies committing. The court is due to rule on an appeal by the…

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