November 20, 2015 by socialaction2014
by Marilyn Kai Jewett
“They contend that Abu-Jamal and the others are not sick enough to get immediate treatment.”
An international coalition of health care professionals, unionists, educators and lawmakers gathered recently at the American Friends Center in Philadelphia to discuss the issue of treatment for Mumia Abu-Jamal and other Pennsylvania inmates suffering from the Hepatitis C Virus.
Led by Pam Africa, spokesperson for International Concerned Family & Friends of Mumia Abu Jamal, the panel included Dr. Safiyya Shabazz, Abu-Jamal’s medical attorney Robert J. Boyle, and Pennsylvania State Rep. Vanessa Lowry Brown, chair of the House Subcommittee on Health Care. Also participating was a French delegation that included French Deputy at the European Parliament Patrick Le Hyaric, Professor Claude Guillaumaud-Pujol, and Jacky Hortaut — all leaders of Collectif Francais Liberons Mumia.
Abu-Jamal has been severely ill with symptoms of the active Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) for the last nine…
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