Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Some of the Messages Sent by ILC Supporters From Around the World to the November 12 Day of Action Demanding a Civil Rights Investigation into the Case of Mumia

Dear Sisters and Brothers:

Following is the latest list of endorsers gathered by the International Liaison Committee (ILC) and its supporters around the world in support of the petition to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder demanding a civil rights investigation into the case of Mumia Abu-Jamal.

The petition and campaign were launched by the New York Free Mumia Committee and the International Concerned Family and Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal. The ILC is proud to have been one of the many national and international coalitions that supported this campaign.

The petition -- with all its national and international endorsers -- was delivered on Nov. 12 to the U.S. Justice Department in Washington, D.C., following a press conference and spirited march and rally.

Endorsements were obtained earlier by the ILC from Martinique, Brazil, Spain, Germany, Pakistan, India, Ecuador, Philippines, and Haiti, among other countries.

Brother Fignolé St.-Cyr, general secretary of the Autonomous Workers Confederation of Haiti (CATH), who spent 15 days this past July on an 8-city U.S. tour to promote the campaign to end the US/UN occupation of Haiti, pledged to gather support for the petition to free Mumia upon his return to Haiti. He did just that.

Brother Fignolé traveled from Haiti to Washington to participate in the November 12 D.C. Mobilization to Free Mumia. He brought with him close to 1,000 signatures, from a broad array of unions and grassroots organizations in Haiti in support of the petition to Attorney General Holder.

One final word to ILC supporters internationally. This petition campaign is far from over.

This is Mumia's last chance to get legal assistance from the U.S. government prior to a legal lynching through a renewal of the order to kill him by lethal injection. We are calling on everyone around the world to redouble their efforts to free Mumia. We need everyone to be at Mumia's side at this hour of grave urgency. We must not let them murder this innocent man!

In unity and struggle,

Colia L. Clark and Alan Benjamin,
ILC Support Committee
United States

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