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Mumia Abu Jamal Rushed to Emergency Care - Family Denied Access!
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Mumia Abu-Jamal Moved from Prison to Intensive Care, Supporters Seek Access and Answers




Imprisoned journalist and former Black Panther Mumia Abu-Jamal has been taken to the Intensive Care Unit of Schuylkill Medical Center in Pottsville, Pennsylvania, after he was removed from prison for a medical emergency without any notification to his family, friends or lawyers. Prison officials told his supporters he is in diabetic shock. We get an update from Abu-Jamal's longtime friend, Johanna Fernández who first discovered he was in the hospital Monday morning when she went to visit him in prison and was told he had been taken to the intensive care unit. Fernández is a history professor at Baruch College-CUNY, and one of the coordinators of the Campaign to Bring Mumia Home.

But something is very suspicious. The day he was taken to hospital [without notification of family - and prisoners are ONLY taken to hospital if near death!] was the SAME day a new law designed to forever shut him up (stop his broadcasts and articles) is being fought in Court that same day.

AARON MATÉ: We end today's show with news of imprisoned journalist and former Black Panther Mumia Abu-Jamal has been taken to the Intensive Care Unit of his prison hospital in Pottsville, Pennsylvania, after he was removed from prison for a medical emergency without any notification to his family, friends or lawyers.
AMY GOODMAN: For more are joined by by Mumia Abu-Jamal's longtime friend Johanna Fernández, who first discovered he was in the hospital on Monday when she went to visit him in prison and was told he had been taken to the intensive care unit at Schuylkill Medical Center in Pottsville, Pennsylvania. Welcome back to Democracy Now! We only have a few minutes, but, What do you understand has happened to Mumia Abu-Jamal?
JOHANNA FERNÁNDEZ: Well, Mumia has had a longstanding situation. Over the last three months he developed severe eczema outbreak. He describes his skin as akin to that of an elephant's, it's been raw, bleeding. He was in the infirmary for approximately a week within the hospital, approximately a month ago. So, that means that he has been undergoing medical examinations, or least we have been told. Yesterday, he underwent a diabetic shock.
AMY GOODMAN: How do you know this?
JOHANNA FERNÁNDEZ: Because the prison informed his wife, Wadiya Jamal. When we arrived at the prison, were informed that we could not visit him and pressured the prison to tell us what was going on. They finally said he, well, he's been hospitalized but would not release information.
AMY GOODMAN: Not in a prison hospital, but in a local hospital.
JOHANNA FERNÁNDEZ: Not in a prison hospital, but in a local hospital, Schuylkill Medical Center in Pottsville, Pennsylvania. So, right now, Mumia is sequestered. He hasn't been seen by any of his attorneys or supporters or next of kin.
AMY GOODMAN: His brother, Kevin Cook?
JOHANNA FERNÁNDEZ: His brother was there
AMY GOODMAN: Keith Cook.
JOHANNA FERNÁNDEZ: Keith Cook, for the past 20 hours. Pam Africa, Ramona Africa, they all drove there from Harrisburg, where the case of the silencing act was being heard before the third circuit court. Immediately, after that ended, they rushed up to Pottsville, and the doctors will not speak to us. They will not release any information to the family. Meanwhile, Mumia is shackled, probably, to a bed. There are four guards, a phalanx of guards guarding him, and keeping us from the room, 10 feet away. We were able to see that he was behind this room.
AMY GOODMAN: What do you feel needs to happen?
JOHANNA FERNÁNDEZ: We need to defend Mumia's life immediately. He is in enemy territory right now, and we need people to call the hospital, Schuylkill Medical Center in Pottsville, Pennsylvania. We need people to call the prison and demand that he be seen by outside doctors to really assess the situation.





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