Tag Archive: Jalil Muntaqim

Political Prisoner Birthday Poster For October 2015 Is Now Available

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Hello Friends and Comrades,

1) Here is the political prisoner birthday poster for October. As always, please post this poster publicly and/or use it to start a card writing night of your own.

2) Be sure to check out the latest Political Prisoner/Prisoner Of War every-other week update by the  NYC-Anarchist Black Cross. There are lots of important updates on many political prisoners. This one includes updates on Eric King, Marius Mason, and Albert Woodfox.

Until Every Cage Is Empty,

The Prison Books Collective

Friends and Supporters of Jalil Muntaqim Harassed, Targeted, and Intimidated

From the Freedom Archives:

Since Jalil’s arrival at Attica Correctional Facility in March 2011, a number of statements have been made about the continued and frequent harassment of his visitors. Despite filing numerous official reports, Jalil’s visitors have repeatedly endured undue questioning, inappropriate remarks, destruction of personal property, and denial of entry at the hands of Attica guards.

On June 5, 2012, this harassment was redirected toward Jalil when he had his cell searched and was charged with “unauthorized organization.” Denied all of his witnesses, Jalil was sentenced to 6 months in SHU for the possession of two photographs of an academic event in which a Black Panther banner was hung in the background. These photos served as the sole evidence of his “unlawful” behavior.

On March 28, this sentence was reversed in an appeal, and Jalil was immediately taken to general population. He is there now, and considers this reversal a victory for all who stood in solidarity with him, and demanded his release. (more…)