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Tue Apr 7 2015 (Updated 04/11/15)
National Day of Action for Mumia Abu-Jamal
Tue Apr 7 2015 (Updated 04/11/15)
Stop the Execution of Mumia by Medical Neglect — Independent Medical Attention Needed
On March 30, Mumia Abu-Jamal collapsed in the prison infirmary at SCI Mahanoy from diabetic shock before being hospitalized in the ICU at Schuylkill Medical Center. Despite his serious condition, he was transferred back to the prison just two days later. The National Lawyers Guild is calling for immediate and independent medical attention for him, and on Friday, April 10, community members in Oakland will participate in a National Day to "Stand Up for Mumia" at the Federal Building.

Although Mr. Abu-Jamal had sought care for classic warning signs of the disease over the previous three months, including extreme weight loss and severe eczema, the prison infirmary had failed to diagnose him with type 2 diabetes which, with proper medical attention, could have potentially prevented Mr. Abu-Jamal’s current illness.

The medical attention given to Mr. Abu-Jamal thus far has been administered without adequate information and has raised questions of medical neglect, as it was only after a flood of calls by activists and supporters to officials at SCI Mahanoy that he was allowed a handful of very brief visits by family. His family and attorneys are demanding he see a diabetes specialist and dermatologist who is independent of the Pennsylvania DOC health care system.

Urgent Action Alert: Mumia Abu-Jamal in Medical Center | NLG Calls for Immediate, Independent Medical Attention for Mumia Abu-Jamal | audioMumia Delivers New Commentary & National Day of Action

calendar Oakland, April 10: #MumiaMustLive - National Day to Stand Up for Mumia
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