sexta-feira, 28 de março de 2008

Última Hora : Tribunal de Recurso nega novo julgamento a Mumia Abu-Jamal‏

Foi hoje divulgada a chocante decisão do Tribunal de Recurso do 3º Circuito (Pensilvânia, EUA) de negar todos os pedidos de realização de um novo julgamento para o mais famoso preso político norte-americano, Mumia Abu-Jamal. Apesar de todas as provas apontarem para a inocência de Mumia, o Tribunal decidiu-se pela realização, no prazo de 180 dias, de uma audiência para decisão da sentença, limitando o júri a decidir entre a execução por injecção letal ou a prisão perpétua sem redução de pena. Os advogados de Mumia irão agora recorrer para o Supremo Tribunal dos EUA.

Em 1982, Mumia Abu-Jamal foi injustamente condenado à morte por um crime que nunca cometeu e está há 26 anos no Corredor da Morte dos EUA.

Estão já marcados protestos de emergência nos EUA para amanhã, 6ª feira, 28 de Março, em Nova Iorque e São Francisco.Estão marcados também grandes protestos para os dias 19 de Abril (São Francisco) e 26 de Abril (Filadélfia).

Daremos mais informações à medida que nos forem chegando.

MOBILIZEMO-NOS EM DEFESA DA VIDA DE MUMIA! LIBERDADE PARA MUMIA ABU-JAMAL E TODOS OS PRESOS POLÍTICOS!

(Para informações de última hora, em inglês, consultar http://www.mumia.org/ ou www.freemumia.org/events.html)

COLECTIVO MUMIA ABU-JAMAL

1 comentário:

Z disse...

Qual preso político nem meio preso político. O homem matou um polícia, e isso, na América, dá pena de morte. Podem não gostar (eu, pelo menos, não gosto) da pena, mas isto não é uma condenação política. Podem ler aqui a transcrição das declarações de uma testemunha, que o observou quando ele chegou ao hospital no dia do crime: Q. Now, on that particular day in the early morning hours sometime between four and five a.m. did you have occasion to observe anything unusual in reference to this case?

A. Yes. I observed Mr. Jamal when he was brought into the Emergency Room.

Q. And explain exactly what happened and then just basically let the jury know exactly what you observed?

A. Well, approximately the same time that Jamal was brought into the emergency area I was inside the emergency area behind the double doors. The double doors opened just as Jamal was placed on the mat leading into the Emergency Room treatment area. At this time I didn't know -- all I did was hear him say, "I shot the mother fucker and I hope the mother fucker dies." And it was at this time that I realized who it was in reference to, what was going on.

Q. And where was he when he said that?

A. He was directly at my feet.

Q. And what immediately happened after that?

A. Well, in, you know, the scuffle with him and the police trying to contain him and the other policeman asking me where could they place him I just tried to

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think and, you know, proceed with the next business.

Q. Okay. After the defendant said that what if anything or what were any other -- did you hear any responses from anybody?

A. I heard a police officer respond, "If he dies you die."

Q. Ask Officer Bell to come in?

Can you come up here, Officer, please?

Can you identify this gentleman, this officer?

A. Yes, that was the officer.

MR. McGill: Would you identify yourself for the record?

OFFICER BELL: Officer Gary Bell, Badge Number 1217, Sixth District.

MR. McGILL: Thank you. You may leave.

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(Officer Bell excused.)

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BY MR. McGILL:

Q. Where was officer Bell when he said that?

A. He was within the area, you know, like to my right, I believe.

Q. What happened after the defendant said that and

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then Officer Bell responded in that way?

A. Well, I immediately left, went around the other side to open up a door so they could bring Jamal through the other side.

Q. And then what happened?

A. When I opened the door and told the police officers which way to bring him they were still, you know, trying to control him. He again shouted, "Yeah, I shot the mother fucker and I hope the mother fucker dies." And that's when he was brought into the Emergency Room, and then I left the area.

Lamento, mas nada a fazer. Além do mais, o tipo era claramente um racista pró-negro: e vocês, que - e bem - tanto se insurgem contra os supremacistas brancos, não deviam ter dois pesos e duas medidas.