[Pnews] Jamil Al-Amin - Ex Black Panthers leader imprisoned in Tucson fighting for exoneration

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Black Panthers leader imprisoned in Tucson fighting for exoneration
- Jamie Donnelly <https://tucson.com/users/profile/Jamie%20Donnelly> -  Aug
16, 2021

[image: Former Militant Sentence]

In this March 11, 2002 file photo, Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin watches during
the sentencing portion of his trial in Atlanta. He was convicted in 2002 of
killing Fulton County sheriff’s deputy Ricky Kinchen and wounding Kinchen’s
partner, Deputy Aldranon English.

Supporters of a former Black Panthers leader, Imam Jamil Al-Amin, who is
being housed in a federal prison in Tucson are calling for his exoneration.

Al-Amin, formerly known as H. Rap Brown, was a Black Panthers leader and a
former chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee in the
1960s, according to the Associated Press.

He was living in Atlanta in 2000 when authorities say he shot two sheriff’s
deputies, killing one, the Associated Press said. He was convicted of
murder in 2002 and sentenced to life in prison.

In 2019, Al-Amin challenged his imprisonment stating his constitutional
rights were violated at trial, the Associated Press said. The Supreme Court
declined to take his case.

Despite serving a life sentence for a Georgia state offense, Al-Amin is
currently being housed in the United States Penitentiary in Tucson.

He is in his 21st year of the life sentence, according to a news release
from Mass Liberation Arizona. They claim another man has repeatedly
admitted to committing the crime under oath, stating there is no evidence
that places Al-Amin at the scene of the crime.

The supporters on Sunday called for Al-Amin to be transferred back to the
custody of the state of Georgia so that he can effectively fight for
exoneration. They also called on the federal government to provide proper
medical treatment to Al-Amin. The press release said he has recently become
legally blind due to denial of cataract surgery for three years.
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