[Pnews] Appeals Court Rejects State's Argument in Mumia Abu Jamal's Hep C struggle

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Mon Mar 27 17:37:44 EDT 2017


Dear Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal,

Good News.  Today the Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit denied the 
DOC's motion to "stay" Mariani's order that the DOC provide Mumia the 
Hep-C treatment pending appeal.  They had filed a motion saying that 
until the appeal is decided, they need not comply.  The appeals court 
has now rejected that argument.

This does not mean that the DOC will comply and treat Mumia ASAP. We 
don't know what they will try next. There has been a motion pending in 
front of Mariani for almost two months to find the DOC in contempt for 
failing to comply with his order to treat Mumia. Mumia's lawyers--Bob 
Boyle and Bret Grote--are consulting to figure out the next step.

Meanwhile this is a indeed a great victory, but Mumia has not been 
treated yet. Protest, pressure and publicity is needed to get Mumia and 
other prisoners Hep C treatment.

In solidarity,

Jeff Mackler, Director, Mobilization to Free Mumia Abu-Jamal
jmackler at lmi.net <mailto:jmackler at lmi.net>



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