June 15, 2012
Political Prisoner Radio - Imam Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin formerly H. Rap Brown
Imam Jamil Al-Amin, formerly known as H. Rap Brown, became involved in the civil/human rights movement as early as 1962 and as a result of his activism, speech-making, and 1967 election as Chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, the U.S. made him a target of COINTELPRO. On April 11, 1968, the “Rap Brown” Federal Anti-Riot Act against dissent was passed, making it illegal to travel from one state to another, write a letter, make a telephone call, or speak on radio or television with the “intent” to encourage any person to participate in a riot.
Imam Al-Amin traveled from 1976 through 2000 to conferences and conventions worldwide and served on boards of major Islamic organizations, continued to work to improve communities in the inner cities of the United States, and served as a broker of peace treaties with street organizations.
Imam Al-Amin was sentenced to life without parole in March 2002, is held in tortuous solitary confinement, and continues to appeal his GA conviction as he maintains his innocence of the murder and assault of two Fulton County Georgia deputies. More info is available at http://freeimamjamil.org.
iPetition: Move Imam Jamil Al-Amin/H. Rap Brown Back to Georgia