USA: A life in the balance - the case of Mumia Abu-Jamal

USA: A life in the balance - the case of Mumia Abu-Jamal

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Index Number: AMR 51/001/2000
Date Published: 17 February 2000
Categories: Americas, USA

Mumia Abu-Jamal was sentenced to death for the murder of a police officer in 1982 after a trial that failed to meet international standards. In this report Amnesty International conducts a full analysis of the trial of Mumia Abu-Jamal including the background and atmosphere prevailing in the city of Philadelphia in 1982 and the possible political influences that may have prevented him from receiving an impartial and fair hearing.


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