Mumia Abu-Jamal Speaks Out On Behalf Of Nestora Salgado

Posted: December 26, 2014 in Call to Action, Fight Back, knowledge is power, Take Action

From: Libertad para Nestora/Freedom for Nestora – U.S. Campaign

Freedom fighter, journalist and political prisoner
Mumia Abu-Jamal speaks out on behalf of
Nestora Salgado

In two broadcasts on Prison Radio—which is carried by over one hundred radio stations—Abu-Jamal explains the case of indigenous leader Nestora Salgado who is a political prisoner in Mexico. He also reads excerpts from her October message to students protesting the disappearance (and now presumed death) of 43 of their classmates in Ayotzinapa in the state of Guerrero.

Intro by Mumia Abu-Jamal

Nestora Salgado’s statement

Mumia Abu-Jamal is an internationally renowned journalist, author and activist from Philadelphia who has been in prison since 1981 when he was framed for shooting a police officer. He spent decades on death row, but his sentence was reduced to life in 2011. Despite overwhelming evidence of his innocence, prosecutorial misconduct and police coercion of witnesses, he remains imprisoned in Waynesburg, Pennsylvania. He is known as the “Voice of the Voiceless” for his award-winning commentaries.

Prison Radio broadcasts the voices of prisoners. They were recently targeted by Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett, who signed into law SB508, which prohibits prisoners and those formerly incarcerated from speaking publicly, a piece of legislation meant to silence Mumia Abu-Jamal. Find out how you can support Prison Radio’s lawsuit to overturn this attack on free speech at

Take action now to demand Nestora’s release

The September disappearance of the 43 activist students from Ayotzinapa, Guerrero, has led to nationwide protests and renewed calls for the release of Salgado and other community police framed and imprisoned on charges that have no legal standing. The governor and key political figures in Guerrero have been forced to resign due to their role in the kidnapping of the students and protesters are now calling for Mexican President Peña Nieto to step down.

Now is a critical time for human rights activists to press both the U.S. and Mexican governments for Nestora Salgado’s release. In the sixteen months since she was illegally arrested, the U.S. State Department has yet to contact Nestora’s family or make any public statement about her incarceration!

Please send letters urging U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to intervene to obtain Nestora Salgado’s release:

Secretary of State John Kerry
U.S. Department of State
2201 C Street NW
Washington D.C. 20520

Please send letters to the President of Mexico demanding the release of Nestora Salgado, as well as the release of Marco Suástegui, Gonzálo Molina, Arturo Campos, and all the community police and other self-defense forces who are unjustly incarcerated:

The Honorable Enrique Peña Nieto, President of Mexico
San Miguel Chapultepec
11850, Ciudad de México
Distrito Federal

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