From 1/14 e-mail:
International Committee To Support Imam Jamil Al-Amin
(The Former H. Rap Brown)
547 Westend Place, SW
Atlanta, GA 30310
Phone# 1-888-205-7732 Ext 706
Make Donations To:
The Justice Fund P.O. Box 93963 Atlanta, GA 30377
December 2005 COMMUNITY REPORT & UPDATE
LET”S RAISE OUR LEVEL OF STRUGGLE !
Imam Jamil Al-Amin, the former H.Rap Brown was found by our own Indigenous Afrikan-American Tribunal held in Atlanta, GA, December 7th -9th 2001 (IC-2001)to be a political prisoner in accordance with definitions accepted by the United Nations Commission on Human Rights… and in any case should be adjudjed and treated in conformity with International and Human Rights Law.
Imam Jamil Al-Amin’s attorneys have filed written argument in the final stage of possible appeal in the state courts of Georgia. They expect to hear from the courts around June of 2006. Financial fees are expected to be at least two hundred thousand dollars ($200,000). Your assistance is needed and appreciated. Contributions are to be made to the Justice Fund at the above address. (The name of Jamil Al-Amin should be printed in the memo section of checks and money orders).
At 1:00 pm Thursday, November 24, 2005 between fifty and seventy five supporters of Imam Jamil Al-Amin held a rally to protest among other things, his being held in twenty three hours per day solitary confinement. The rest of the grievances are listed below. After the rally and prayers at the Tattnall County Courthouse, the group drove to the state prison in Reidsville where a delegation of three were denied permission to visit with Imam Jamil. When the caravan got back to Atlanta, we got word that visits with the Imam had been terminated. The next day we learned that his visiting privileges were not restored. A week later it seemed as though phone privileges as well had been at least interrupted.
Thursday March 16, 2006 marks six years since the shooting incident in the West End that has lead to Imam Jamil Al-Amin being falsely accused.It will mark four years since he was wrongfully tried, convicted and sentenced to life without parole plus thirty-five years. Join with the International Committee to Support Jamil Al-Amin and with the Peace and Justice Foundation for series of events to observe the occasion which will include a rally at the DOC, a and a conference that Saturday March 18th in Montgomery Alabama. The conference will focus on Imam Jamil Al-Amin, the former H. Rap Brown as a central figure in the cases of political prisoners in the united states government’s age old war against the black liberation movement as well its war against the Islamic movement domestic and foreign.
Since the August 1st 2005 initiative, the Peace and Justice Foundations’ executive director El Hajj Mauri Saala Khan has continued to seek a meeting with commissioner James B. Donald and Warden Hugh Smith of the state prison and a delegation of Al-Amin supporters. The purpose of the meeting is to bring about an end to the human rights violations which Imam Jamil Al-Amin has filed as grievances. Please join us on Thursday January 5, 2006 at the DOC in Atlanta to re-address this issue. These human rights violations include:
* Being denied basic human rights
* Being held in what is called Administrative Segregation
* Confined to a cell at least twenty-three hours out of each twenty-four hour period
* Being denied human contact except for delivery of mail and meals. Whenever he is brought out of the cell, his hands and feet are shackled. When brought out for what’s called recreation, he is still confined to a fenced area with a fence above his head
* Being denied due process. Although housed in Administratively Segregation status since his arrival, he was cited as being in violation of a uniform dress inspection code as the reason for his A.S. status. The violation being not having the top buttonhole of a shirt buttoned. As it turns out the uniform dress inspection code was for prison employees and not for prisoners
* Being denied religious rights. No participation in any communal observance of any Islamic practice, including denial of attending Salatul Jumu’ah service, and to serve as Imam to prison population of particularly Muslim prisoners and Muslim employees (if there be any). In denying these rights to Imam Jamil Al-Amin they in fact deny these rights to the prison population
* Being denied legal rights. Imam Jamil Al-Amin legal mail is still being opened outside of his presence, read and delivery is delayed
* Being made to suffer sexual abuse. Imam Jamil was made to submit to a strip search and cavity search, in preparation for a visit, and in some cases in the presence of female employees who had no valid reason for being present
* Failing in all attempts thus far employed to break his will, the STATE has escalated their attempts at assassination of IMAM JAMIL AL-AMIN. He has complained of experiencing two episodes of FOOD POISONING in the year 2005.
To register your complaints and voice outrage at the violation of human rights listed above, call:
912-557-7301 or write
Warden Hugh Smith
Georgia State Prison
300 First Ave. South
Reidsville, GA 30453
404-656-4593 or write
Commissioner James E. Donald
#2 MLK Jr. Drive
East Tower 8th Floor
Augusta, GA 30344
Imam Jamil Al-Amin #1104651
Georgia State Prison
2164 Hwy 147
Reidsville, GA 30499
FREE IMAM JAMIL … FREE ’EM ALL !