Statement of the Puerto Rican Coalition Against the Death Penalty
regarding the Campaign for Mumia Abu Jamal
and the Fourth World Congress Against the Death Penalty
During the last weeks, some abolitionist organizations and activists have approached us to ask
for our position in the matter of Mumia Abu Jamal and the communication issued by some
abolitionist organizations in the United States regarding the role of his campaign in the Fourth
World Congress celebrated last February in Geneva.
The Puerto Rican Coalition Against the Death Penalty (PRCADP), as decided in a meeting of its
Steering Committee held on August 2, 2010, states as follows:
- PRCADP endorses the campaign for Mumia Abu Jamal and recognizes the important role of Mumia in the abolitionist struggle;
- PRCADP had no participation, neither was consulted, in the petition issued by US abolitionist organizations members of the Steering Committee of the World Coalition Against the Death Penalty (including the Puerto Rico Bar Association) about this concern; and
- PRCADP strongly calls for unity, respect and solidarity between abolitionist organizations in the United States, as well as internationally.