Urgent call to support Jalil Muntaqim, infected with Covid-19 after his release was blocked

Cautiously pessimistic

Jalil Muntaqim, a former Black Panther/Black Liberation Army member held in prison since 1971, has been infected with coronavirus after the New York Attorney General actively chose to block a court order approving his release. One of his relatives has put together this call for his immediate release:

“My UNK Jalil Muntaqim, who is a former Black Panther and one of the longest held political prisoners in the country was rushed to Albany Medical Center from Sullivan Correction Facility due to complications from COVID-19. This is a humanitarian crisis.
On April 27th, 2020, Hon. S. Schick in Sullivan County granted Mr. Muntaqim’s release. However AG Tish James appealed the judge’s decision which has consequently led to Jalil being infected with COVID-19. He is fighting for his life inside Albany Medical Center.
Because he is incarcerated, my family can’t get timely updates or make sure he is getting adequate…

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