Mumia’s Lawyer Speaks in London

Location: Trinity Reformed Church, Buck St, London NW1 8NJ, Camden Town Accessible entrance, accessible toilet nearby.

Christina Swarns
(NAACP Legal Defence and Educational Fund), Mumia Abu-Jamal’s lead lawyer, was in London on 16th September for one day. She spoke about the latest developments in his case. Ms Swarns has been part of the Abu-Jamal legal team for some years. Her submissions on the issue of racism in jury selection were a crucial part of the appeal submitted in May 2007.

Ms Swarns visited just as a new book by Mumia (as he is known to millions) is launched in the UK.

Jailhouse Lawyers: Prisoners Defending Prisoners v the USA
speaks for the creative and determined movement of prisoners who use the law against the legal establishment. It is published just as prisoners in the US demonstrate their massive movement against prisons as concentration camps of repression, humiliation and other injustice, with work strikes, hunger strikes and other courageous actions, crossing racial divides.