Exclusive! New Test Shows Key Witnesses Lied at Abu-Jamal Trial; Sidewalk Murder Scene Should Have Displayed Bullet Impacts
In contrast to these consistent court rulings declaring Abu-Jamal’s trial to have been fair, the respected organization Amnesty International and other entities and legal experts contend Abu-Jamal did not receive a fair trial in part due to improprieties by police and prosecutors. AI’s seminal February 2000 investigative report on this case stated, “The politicization of Mumia Abu-Jamal’s case may not only have prejudiced his right to a fair trial, but may now be undermining his right to fair and impartial treatment in the appeal courts.”
The Abu-Jamal case, which has garnered international attention, is currently back before the federal Third Circuit Court of Appeals after a remand order by the US Supreme Court to re-examine an earlier ruling eliminating Abu-Jamal’s death penalty. It is also back in the news with two new documentary films being premiered this Tuesday (9/21) in Philadelphia--one, “The Barrel of a Gun,” which concludes Abu-Jamal is guilty, and another “Justice on Trial: The Case of Mumia Abu-Jamal”, which argues his innocence.