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United States - After three decades on death row, Mumia Abu-Jamal won't be executed

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Prosecutors will no longer seek the death penalty for African-American journalist and former Black Panther Mumia Abu-Jamal, Philadelphia district attorney Seth Williams announced yesterday, two days before the 30th anniversary of Abu-Jamal's arrest on 9 December 1981 for policeman Daniel Faulkner's murder. The announcement came two months after the US Supreme Court declined to consider the district attorney's bid to uphold Abu-Jamal's death sentence. The effect of yesterday's announcement is (...)

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