Political Prisoner Radio: Imam Jamil Al-Amin’s medical emergency

Tonight we will discuss the long standing medical emergency being experienced by Imam Jamil Al-Amin (formerly H. Rap Brown of the Black Panther Party and SNCC). Imam Jamil Al-Amin is a prisoner of the state of Georgia but being held in a federal supermax prison thousands of miles away from family. Recently family members visited the Imam early in May 2014 and witnessed that his jaws were swollen from “an obvious abscess or two” from when they visited him in October 2014.

According to a press release, “Imam Jamil has been requesting to see a physician since his wife and son’s last visit, but that request has been ignored. His breathing is now affected and he feels toxic fluid has entered his chest area as well. His legal team is now very concerned about his health yet overwhelmed with the federal habeas.”

Our guests tonight speaking on the issues related to political prisoner Imam Jamil Al-Amin are El-Hajj Mauri’ Saalakhan and Ameejill Whitlock.

El-Hajj Mauri’ Saalakhan is a Metropolitan Washington, DC-based human rights advocate; author, lecturer and poet. His work has taken him across America into Africa, Europe, the Indian subcontinent, and the Middle East. He is a founder of the Coalition Against Political Imprisonment (CAPI); and a founder of the National Association for Police Accountability (NAPA). He is also the founder of – and presently serves as Director of Operations for -The Peace and Justice Foundation.

Ameejill Whitlock, is a Baltimore based Human Rights advocate, journalist, historian and radical social worker. Her published works have been featured in the Baltimore Sun Baltimore Afro-American Newspaper, as well as conscious hip-hop magazines, BLU, AWOL and Red Eye. She is currently the co-producer of Political Prisoner Radio. Additionally, she has worked on behalf of Political Prisoners/Prisoners of War for more than 22 years through a variety of individual campaigns and umbrella groups. Currently, she is the co-Chair of Maryland State Jericho.

Political Prisoner Radio is a program that seeks to educate the public on the individual cases of political prisoners and prisoners of war being held by the United States government, many for decades under torturous conditions. It features former political prisoners, advocates, family members and organizations work to free these individuals. The program often discusses the historical political repression and social conditions that existed and still exist within the United States of America.

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