[Pnews] Judge Robert Mariani, is going to rule on whether Mumia Abu Jamal gets medical treatment
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Thu Oct 8 16:32:19 EDT 2015
October 8, 2015
*Middle U.S. District Court Judge Robert Mariani, is going to rule on
whether Mumia gets medical treatment or not.The papers are on his desk.*
Mumia Abu-Jamal remains in the infirmary; his health in danger. Bret
Grote (Abolitionist Law Center) and Bob Boyle have filed their
objections to Magistrate Judge Karoline Mehalchick's "Report and
Recommendation" that Judge Mariani deny Mumia's request for a
preliminary injunction, an injunction that would order the DOC to
immediately treat his Hepatitis C and prevent irreparable harm.Click
here for the
The objections filed yesterday make clear that the Department of
Correction's is NOT PROVIDING ANY TREATMENT for Mumia's active Hepatitis
C in violation of its obligation under the Eighth Amendment of the U.S.
Constitution. Mumia is seeking a preliminary injunction that would order
the state to immediately provide him with the antiviral drugs that have
a 90+% cure rate. Defendants have 14 days to respond to the objections,
then Mumia and his attorneys have 7 days to reply to their response, and
then the judge rules.
You can watch the disease progress or you can cure it.
Seems pretty simple what the court should order.
Untreated active Hepatitis C is fatal in many cases.60-70 of those
infected experience Cirrhosis of the liver. Mumia's extrahepatic
symptoms, that is symptoms of hepatitis C that appear outside of the
liver, have been chronic and severe: extreme weight loss, edema
(swelling), severe full-body skin eruptions, and diabetes.
In the past year almost 1,600 supporters have raised over $96K thousand
dollars to support the effort to get him treatment.This has been a
tremendous effort and one that continues.If you have participated thank
you.The link to give, or give more, is still active www.bit.ly/fight4mumia.
We are going to win, it is just a matter of how many battles we will
have to wage, but we are on the path toward freedom and justice. This
campaign is about justice: all people deserve ethical and effective
medical care.Thank you for being there with us.
We will continue.
Luchando por la justicia y la libertad,
*Call for Health Care Providers!*
Sign Appeal for Treatment of Hep C for Mumia & 10K PA Prisoners
An Appeal signed by healthcare providers was mailed today to four
Pennsylvania officials: Governor Tom Wolf, Secretary of Health Karen
Murphy, Secretary of Corrections John Wetzel, and Superintendent SCI
Mahanoy John Kerestes.
*Please click here to read this appeal.*
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