Chile: Letter from Hans Niemeyer Salinas for a Mumia’s activity.


[This is a letter from political prisoner Hans Niemeyer Salinas for this activity for Mumia:
Dear Friends,
I want to salute the event organized in solidarity with the African American political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal, who is imprisoned at the State Correctional Institution at Mahanoy a medium security prison in Pennsylvania. For 30 years, Mumia was a resident of death row until he was sentenced to life imprisonment without possibility of parole.
I had the opportunity to read the book «From Death Row» and remember the fortitude and temperance to face prison. Mumia belonged to a generation of militants for black liberation and self-reliance of African American communities against repressive onslaught of State and US capitalism, repression comeback today as seen in the systematic executions of young black as the event Laquan McDonald, who was killed at age 17.
African Americans seventies militants grouped in organizations like the Black Panther Party and the Black Liberation Army, knew how to interpret and connect with the motivations of the communities in resistance and, moreover, were the materialization of these communities in resistance. No minor point in waking Mumia solidarity around the world and, in my humble view of the facts, should arouse some thoughts about breaking the isolation, the trip to nowhere and activity that denies collective projects and add to more people.
The example of Mumia and his whole struggle for freedom, life, dignity and strength of black communities is an example of how you can incorporate the struggle for the prisoners in a collective struggle for the revolutionary transformation in the sense of a better society.
Greetings to all.

November 30, 2015.

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Hans Niemeyer is sentenced to 5 years and 10 months in prison for an explosive attack on a branch of Banco de Crédito e Inversiones in November 2011, two days after starting the trial for the «Bombs Case». He is currently in the High Security Prison, in the third floor of Block H-North, where it coexists with the internationalist prisoner Alfredo Canales Moreno. It is also attending every Tuesday at a drawing workshop, sharing with subversive prisoner Juan Aliste Vega. The end of the sentence against Hans is set for January 2018.

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