MARCH 12 AT 11 AM EST – 1 PM EST
Mumia has COVID, Congestive heart disease — RELEASE HIM NOW!
Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office, 3 S. Penn Sq, Philadelphia
Rally at Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner’s office to demand the release of political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal and other ill and elderly incarcerated people in Pennsylvania prisons.
Mumia, who had been hospitalized to remove excessive fluid from his lungs on March 3, was found to have COVID-19 and was also diagnosed with congestive heart disease (CHD). He had already been diagnosed with cirrhosis of the liver five years ago. Dr Ricardo Alvarez, who serves as Mumia’s medical consultant, says of people diagnosed with congestive heart disease, 50% don’t live past 5 years.
CHD patients who live past five years require proper meds, physical therapy and other life-altering changes. The PA DOC’s anti-humane policies make it hard on anyone to change their diet, to exercise more, to get fresh air, to reduce stress or to receive the right medicines.
That is why Mumia and other incarcerated people who suffer from similar life-threatening ailments must be released.
Mumia is also innocent and is in the middle of legal challenges that could finally prove his innocence and win his freedom but Krasner and the F.O.P have purposely contested and delayed the process. Justice delayed is justice denied!
DA Krasner, Gov. Tom Wolf and PA DOC Secretary John Wolf are responsible for the healthcare for Mumia and all those incarcerated. Their refusal to release Mumia and to deny him and other ill and elderly incarcerated people proper healthcare amounts to nothing less a death sentence.