Robert Bryan, Mumia Abu Jamal's Lead Attorney, On The Recent Ruling In His Case
On March 27, a federal appeals court refused to overturn the conviction of imprisoned journalist and former Black Panther Mumia Abu-Jamal and rejected his call for a new trial. However, the long-awaited ruling said Abu-Jamal, who has been on death row for twenty-six years, deserves a new sentencing hearing because of flawed jury instructions. If he is re-sentenced, he will face either death or life in prison without parole.
Read excellent analysis of the ruling by Linn Washington Jr. here
Linn Washington Jr. is a journalist and university professor in Philadelphia who has written extensively about the contentious case since Abu- Jamal’s arrest in December 1981.
Visit this site to download an interview with Mumia's attorney from the March 28 Democracy Now program