Letter from Hans Niemeyer Salinas for a Mumia Abu-Jamal soli event (Chile)
I want to salute the event organized in solidarity with the African
American political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal, who is imprisoned at the
State Correctional Institution at Mahanoy a medium security prison in
Pennsylvania. For 30 years, Mumia was a resident of death row until he
was sentenced to life imprisonment without possibility of parole.
I had the opportunity to read the book «From Death Row» and remember the
fortitude and temperance to face prison. Mumia belonged to a generation
of militants for black liberation and self-reliance of African American
communities against repressive onslaught of State and US capitalism,
repression comeback today as seen in the systematic executions of young
blacks, as like Laquan McDonald, who was killed at age 17.
African American seventies militants grouped in organizations like the
Black Panther Party and the Black Liberation Army, knew how to interpret
and connect with the motivations of the communities in resistance and,
moreover, were the materialization of these communities in resistance.
No minor point in waking solidarity for Mumia around the world and, in my
humble view of the facts, should arouse some thoughts about breaking the
isolation, the trip to nowhere and activity that denies collective
projects and add to more people.
The example of Mumia and his whole struggle for freedom, life, dignity
and strength of black communities is an example of how you can
incorporate the struggle for the prisoners in a collective struggle for
the revolutionary transformation in the sense of a better society.
Greetings to all.
November 30, 2015.
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Hans Niemeyer is sentenced to 5 years and 10 months in prison for an
explosive attack on a branch of Banco de Crédito e Inversiones in
November 2011, two days after starting the trial for the «Bombs Case».
He is currently in the High Security Prison, in the third floor of Block
H-North, where he coexists with the internationalist prisoner Alfredo
Canales Moreno. He is also attending every Tuesday at a drawing
workshop, sharing with subversive prisoner Juan Aliste Vega. The end of
the sentence against Hans is set for January 2018.
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