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Mumia Abu-Jamal
Born Wesley Cook
Occupation Journalist/activist
Known for Prominent US political prisoner
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"Perhaps the best known Death-Row prisoner in the world", Mumia Abu-Jamal was charge with murder of a policeman in 1981. He has already established himself as a thorn in the side of the establishment, as a member of the Black Panther Party, activist, journalist, radio personality, news commentator and broadcaster. Since his highly suspect trial, he has become something of a cultural icon, and focus of anti-death penalty activism. His broadcasts from Death Row are published online as Prison Radio.

The implausible circumstances of his trial, and his string of appeals have guaranteed him, even inside prison, a worldwide following, as he continues his work as reporter from death row. His case symbolises of the US establishment's desire to stifle all voices of dissent, even if it must murder to do so.

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