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A Stay for Mumia.

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On October 16, demonstrators demanded freedom for Mumia Abu-Jamal, who was convicted in 1982 of killing police officer Daniel Faulkner, though Abu-Jamal's supporters argue that he was denied a fair trial. The day before the demonstration, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Ridge had set December 2 as the execution date for Abu-Jamal. On October 26, Federal Judge William H. Yohn Jr. granted a stay of execution while he reviews an appeal by Abu-Jamal's lawyers. For more information, contact the Mobilization to Free Mumia Abu-Jamal at (415) 821-0459, or visit its web site at www.freemumia.org.
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Title Annotation:demonstration for Mumia Abu-Jamal in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Publication:The Progressive
Article Type:Brief Article
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Dec 1, 1999
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