IJAN updates

Official IJAN Quarterly Update - September-November, 2022

Imam Jamil, Give Us Some Information and We’ll Let You Go

IJAN Update -- 2022 November
IJAN Update -- 2022 November

The Conviction Integrity Unit recently visited the Imam at the Penitentiary in Tucson. Certain details have been made scarce, however, during the visit, government agents accompanied the unit to make an offer to the Imam. The offer was, give them information, and they would let the Imam go. His reply was that he was gone awhile, so he had no information for them.

The Confession, will it be Televised?

October 4th, 2022, saw a rally in front of the CNN building in Atlanta. The call was for CNN and corporate media in general to air the confession of Otis Jackson, the one who committed the well known shootout. The rally saw a fair turnout and outreach, some police intimidation, and a “promise” from employees at CNN that the confession will be aired. The days leading up the rally, reports were heard that CNN was trying to gain access to interview Otis Jackson in person.

Let the Movement Go Forth

The New Darul Islam Movement has gone international and is now in Africa. Coming in 2023, the Movement once again sponsors the Riyadah, this time to be in New York right after Eidul Adha. Also sponsored by the Movement, the much awaited Boys Camp, coming to William Umstead state park, Raleigh, NC, on Jul 3rd to Jul 9th.

 

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IJAN Update -- March 2022

FBI's Black Identity Extremists is COINTELPRO 2.0
Pass the COINTELPRO Full Disclosure Act HR-2998

IJAN Update -- 2022 March
IJAN Update -- 2022 March

Last Spring, a bill forcing the FBI to release publicly millions of pages documenting its destruction, murder, harrassment, disruption and surveillance of movements, organizations and people in the 1950s, 60s and 70s.  It was sponsored by Illinois Congressman Bobby Rush.  And even though the COINTELPZRO (Counter Intelligence Program) was 'ended' in the mid-70s, its victims across the Black liberation, anti-war, civil rights ranged from Dr. King, Fred Hamption, Imam Jamil, Malcolm X.

In October 2017, the FBI's "Black Identity Extremists" program was discovered, targeted toward anybody for monitoring who desire a "separate Black homeland . . . social institutions, communities, or governing organizations within the United States."  Even though it was officially ended in 2019, just like the COINTELPRO years ago, activists from the 2020-2021 Upsurge reacting to the murders of Breonna Taylor, George Floyd and others, are being followed, monitored, targeted for harrassment, surveillance and who knows what elese.  Exposing the millions of pages documenting COINTELPZRO's crimes is in the interest of this new generation as well as 1960s veterans. 

The COINTELPRO Full Disclosure Coalition now has close to 40 organizations endorsing and expanding.  On March 25, the coalition launched its first education / action webinar, with 2020 and 1960s activists Dedan Waciuri and Sekou Odinga describing their experiences under attackby the state.  Bro. Dedan had just won his case after a defense committee waged a 2-year public defense campaign; Bro. Sekou after suffering torture and abuse by police, endured 30 years imprisonment.  Coalition members from Justice For All and Imam Jamil Action Network walked web attendees through how to put calls and letters into congressional representatives' offices. 

IJAN Update -- September 2020

IJAN Update -- September 2020

Ever since the video of James Santos (a/k/a Otis Jackson) surfaced in late 2019 confessing to the shooting for which Imam Jamil Al-Amin (formerly known as H. Rap Brown) was wrongfully convicted, the momentum to free him has increased exponentially. And We Need to Keep Our Pedals to the Metal

IJAN Updates -- September 2020
IJAN Update 2020, link here for the pdf of the latest edition

In January, 2020, the Conviction Integrity Unit was formed in the Fulton Co., GA District Attorney’s Office to review unjust cases. It was formed by Paul Howard, incidentally the same DA who called for Imam Jamil to face the death penalty. Former UN Ambassador and Atlanta Mayor, Andrew Young spoke at the inaugural hearing calling for Imam Jamil’s case to be re-opened .

YOU CAN WATCH JAMES SANTOS CONFESS IN COURT

& ANDREW YOUNG CALLING FOR A RETRIAL FOR IMAM JAMIL AT:

whathappened2rap.com

IJAN Update -- July 2019

IJAN Update -- July 2019

Imam Jamil Health Reported Stable; Sends His Greetings

Brother Kairi Al-Amin, Imam Jamil and Sis. Karima Al-Amin’s son, has reported that Imam Jamil’s health is stable. He traveled the more than 1,700 miles to visit Imam Jamil this month. While a trip had been planned, this one also took place after reports flashed across the country that Imam Jamil (formerly known as H. Rap Brown) had suffered a stroke. And, as Kairi says, “as always, The Imam sends his salaams.”

IJAN Update July 2019, link here for the pdf of the latest edition
IJAN Update July 2019, link here for the pdf of the latest edition

We know Imam Jamil continues to face and fight several health issues, given the Bureau of Prisons’ apparent policy of neglect & at times outright refusal to provide adequate medical treatment against political prisoners: Execution By Medical Neglect.

Speak Out For Justice

Meanwhile supporters are gathering Friday, July 26, 4pm in Atlanta’s CNN Plaza to demonstrate support for Imam Jamil, calling for his release in this 19th year of imprisonment. The demonstration immediately follows the Friday prayers opening the 36th Annual Riyaadah (gathering of Imam Jamil’s community, the National Jammat, or Al Ummah) being held this year in Atlanta. The action is being co-sponsored by the Aafia Foundation, led by Bro. Al Hajj Mauri Saalakhan and the Imam Jamil Action Network (IJAN). IJAN also sponsoring workshops literature tables and updates on work to free Imam Jamil throughout the Riyaadah.

Execution By Medical Neglect
Show Your Support! Keep Sending Greeting Cards to Imam Jamil!
JAMIL AL-AMIN, #99974-555, USP Tucson, U.S. Penitentiary, P.O.Box 24550, Tucson, AZ 85734

IJAN Update -- June 2019

IJAN Update -- June 2019

We Packed The Courtroom

Supporters of Imam Jamil Al-Amin (formerly known as H. Rap Brown) and journalists packed the courtroom of the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals as it heard Oral Arguments Friday, May 3, in Atlanta. This was Imam Jamil ‘s federal appeal case that he has been fighting for 17 years.

IJAN Update June 2019, link here for the pdf of the latest edition
IJAN Update June 2019, link here for the pdf of the latest edition

Several courts in the U.S. judicial system have admitted that Imam Jamil’s so-called Constitutional Rights (5th & 6th amendments) WERE VIOLATED, BUT that it was harmless because of evidence against him. Outside the courthouse afterwards, supporters, many from outside Atlanta and including former SNCC activists, Muslim and non-Muslim, younger and not-so-young, flew banners of Imam Jamil and Mumia Abu-Jamal and live-streamed Facebook reports around the country.  The FBI has admitted in over 44,000 pages, so far, that it has hounded Imam Jamil (formerly known as H. Rap Brown) for more than 40 years - for speaking out against the oppression faced by Black & other peoples inside and outside the United States.

The legal aspect of the Campaign to Free Imam Jamil is multi-level. It challenges, at the U.S. federal level, the trampling upon Imam Jamil’s 5th & 6th Amendments. At the state level, the challenge is to the State of Georgia’s factual, circumstantial contradictions, the withholding of evidence, manipulations, pressure tactics and outright lies.

More fundamental than civil or constitutional rights are HUMAN RIGHTS. The United States is guilty of violating Imam Jamil’s Human Rights. El Hajj Malik Al-Shabazz (Malcolm X) warned that the U.S. must be taken to the World Court.

IJAN Update -- May 2019

IJAN Update -- May 2019

FEDERAL APPEALS COURT BLDG.
56 FORSYTH ST., Atlanta, GA
(updated location)

The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals has scheduled Oral Arguments Friday, May 3, 9am at the Federal Appeals Building, in Atlanta, in Imam Jamil Al-Amin federal appeal case that he has been fighting for 17 years.

IJAN Update May 2019, link here for the pdf of the latest edition
IJAN Update May 2019, link here for the pdf of the latest edition

The FBI has admitted in over 44,000 pages, so far, that it has hounded Imam Jamil (formerly known as H. Rap Brown) for more than 40 years - for speaking out against the oppression faced by Black & other peoples inside and outside the United States.

The legal aspect of the Campaign to Free Imam Jamil is multi-level. It challenges, at the U.S. federal level, the trampling upon Imam Jamil’s 1st Amendment rights to speak and write. At the state level, the challenge is to the State of Georgia’s factual, circumstantial contradictions, the withholding of evidence, manipulations, pressure tactics and outright lies.  More fundamental than civil or constitutional rights are HUMAN RIGHTS.  The United States is guilty of violating Imam Jamil’s Human Rights. El Hajj Malik Al-Shabazz (Malcolm X) warned that the U.S. must be taken to the World Court.

IMAM JAMIL ACTION NETWORK 470-451-8416

IJAN Update -- January 2019

IJAN Update -- January 2019

Sign the Gag Order Petition

Iman Jamil al-Amin (f/k/a H. Rap Brown) has been hounded for more than 50 years for his ability to Speak Truth to the wrong, oppression and injustice suffered by humanity; especially the millions of descendants of the African Slave Trade in the US -- the economic foundation of this country.  Since the false charges in 2000, he has been denied his human & civil right to speak.  

IJAN Update January 2019, link here for the pdf of the latest edition
IJAN Update January 2019, link here for the pdf of the latest edition

Imam Jamil's character & principled life is a Light for Justice -- for All the oppressed: Enjoining the Good, Opposing all Wrong.  He is a link between the Black community & the Muslim community and the link of Justice for All Humanity.  He stands for unity of the entire Muslim community!  He, like many other Freedom Fights from the 1960s, has been hounded ever since -- from the US government's COINTELPRO attacks then to their continues languishing in US prisons today.  Imam Jamil has spent all his adult life standing for human good and against oppression; From building Unity between street organizations at Peace Summits across the country, to peace in West End Atlanta; Speaking Truth to Power from Alabama, and in the global arena, his life embodies Malcom X: "I'm for truth, no matter who tells it.  I'm for justice, no matter who it's for or against."

SIGN THE PETITION: kundnani.org/imam
CALL THE BUREAU OF PRISIONS: 520-574-7300