Saturday, April 07, 2007

Mumia Abu-Jamal on Oury Jalloh

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"Death in Cell #5 "

Rec. 4-2-07 1) 1:36 Radio essay Mp3

Mumia Abu-Jamal is an award-winning journalist who chronicles the human condition. He has been a resident of Pennsylvania’s death row for twenty-five years. Writing from his solitary confinement cell his essays have reached a worldwide audience. His books "Live From Death Row", "Death Blossoms", "All Things Censored", “Faith of Our Fathers” and the recently released “We Want Freedom” have sold over 150,000 copies and been translated into nine languages. His 1982-murder trial and subsequent conviction have been the subject of great debate.
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Oury Jalloh agonizingly burned to death o
n the 7th of January, 2005, tied at his hands and feet in Cell Number 5 in Dessau/Germany. He was a 21 year-old refugee from Sierra Leone. The smoke and fire alarm were simply ignored by the supervising police officer; the communication system connected directly to the cell was turned off, supposedly because the police officers felt bothered by the "burbling noises" while they were talking on the telephone. Since his death to this day, the State Prosecutor, responsible for carrying out the investigations, has exclusively promoted the theory that Oury Jalloh committed suicide.
Initiative in Memory of Oury Jalloh

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