Today is Mutulu’s 72nd birthday.
The fact that he is held in prison at this stage in his life and with his current medical condition is a clear violation of his rights. His legal team is filing a habeas petition in Kentucky to challenge his continuing imprisonment in that state. This is a lawsuit against the warden at FMC Lexington, the Chair of the Parole Commission and the Hearing Examiner who conducted the latest parole hearing because denying him release is “arbitrary, capricious and an abuse of discretion.”
Mutulu’s health continues to be dire, and Bureau of Prison doctors have given him less than six months to live. Multiple myeloma is incurable, and Mutulu was diagnosed with this in 2019. That diagnosis probably would have come sooner had it not been for bureaucratic delays in diagnostic testing of the bone pain he had been experiencing for some time. Now, despite radiation, different types of chemotherapy and a stem cell transplant, the cancer continues to grow. ‘Compassionate release’ or reduction of sentence exists to allow for people to spend their final days outside the confines of prison. It is inhumane that the Bureau of Prisons and the Parole Commission continue to deny him release, yet the sentencing judge Charles Haight still has the power to grant him compassionate release. We thank everyone for signing the online petition to show not only the Bureau of Prisons and the Parole Commission, but also Judge Haight, that there are over 60,000 people supporting his release.
Join us tonight to commemorate Mutulu’s 72nd birthday with a call to action for his release.
We will gather online at 7:20 PM EST for a 72-minute program to hear from those who love Mutulu and are fighting for his freedom.
Register at: https://bit.ly/mutulubdayaction