[Pnews] Letter-Writing Campaign to Free Political Prisoner Sekou Kambui

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  Letter-Writing Campaign to Free Political Prisoner Sekou Kambui #FreeSekou

November 4, 2013

Sekou Cinque T. M. Kambui (S/N William J. Turk) has requested a 
letter-writing campaign asserting his innocence in preparation for his 
upcoming parole hearing, which could be held as early as February of 2014.

Sekou maintains that he has committed no crime, and yet has been under 
the heel of the State since 1975, when he was accused of murdering a 
wealthy white oil-man and a KKK member in Alabama. He was pulled over in 
January of 1975 and accused of and arrested for the December '74 murder 
after a 9mm pistol was found in his car. Multiple witnesses in his first 
trial later reported that they had been coerced into testifying against 
Sekou, after which every defense witness was driven out of the state by 
police intimidation. No proven murder weapon has been found, and neither 
Sekou nor the pistol found in his car has never been linked to the crime 

As a member of the Black Panther Party and organizer with a variety of 
organizations, including SNCC and the Republic of New Afrika, Sekou was 
caught up in the COINTELPRO dragnet in the State's effort suppress 
dissent and make activism criminal. He must be freed!

*There is also an online petition for Sekou's release, found here 

*Send Letters To:*
Offices of Chestnut, Sanders, Sanders, Pettaway & Campbell, L.L.C.
Attn. Attorney Faya Ora Rose Toure
1 Union St.
P.O. Box 1290
Selma, AL

*Letter Template [If you need it]*

Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles
301 South Ripley Street
PO Box 302405
Montgomery, Al 36130-2405
Chairman William W. Wynne Jr.
Associate Members Robert P. Longshore and Cliff Walker

Chairman, Members of the Board,

I am writing to request the timely parole of William J. Turk, #113058A,
also known as Sekou Kambui. William/Sekou asserts his innocence of the
crimes he has served almost forty years of his sentence for. Despite the
fact that he has been up for parole five times in the last decade, and
despite the fact that there is no solid evidence linking William/Sekou to
the scene of the murders he has been charged with, he is still inexplicably
in prison. Major witnesses for both his first trial and appeal reported
being coerced to testify against William/Sekou, and the misconduct of the
Alabama court system, the Birmingham Police Department, and the Jefferson
County Sheriff's Department at the time of Sekou's arrest and trial is
obvious. [More detailed information on Sekou's case can be found Denver
ABC and ABCF sites, and in the petition for his release below, if you wish
to include it]

[Include any positive/pertinent personal interactions with Sekou,
correspondence, etc. that you may have had]

William Turk/Sekou Kambui is innocent, and has suffered decades in
prison due to a unfair arrest, investigation, and trial. William/Sekou is
being punished for his activism during the Civil Rights Movement of the 50s
and 60s, not any real crime. I ask you, the Alabama Board of Pardons and
Paroles, to recognize his innocence and grant him parole at his upcoming


[name and signature]

*Free Sekou, and all Political Prisoners/POWs!*

*-Denver ABC*

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