UPDATE ON THE CASE OF IMAM JAMIL AL-AMIN / H. RAP BROWN Thursday, October 19, 2000 at 7pm Human Rights Center, 351 Tompkins Avenue, Brooklyn Speakers include Bilal Sunni Ali National Spokesman - Imam Al-Amin Justice Campaign Sonny Abubadika Carson Committee to Honor Black Heroes Herman Ferguson Malcolm X Commemoration Committee Abdul Haqq December 12th Movement. Human rights activists in New York City have intensified mobilization of support for Imam Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin formerly known as H. Rap Brown. Imam Al-Amin is now being held in the Fulton County Jail in Atlanta Georgia for the alleged murder of a police officer. He will be arraigned on November 2, 2000. A "gag order" has been imposed on the attorneys as well as Imam Al-Amin himself in order to "quell the influence of public opinion". Imam Al-Amin's supporters have stated that he is innocent and a victim of a decades long Federal Bureau of Investigation Counter Intelligence Program (COINTELPRO) that began with his involvement with the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and the Black Panther Party during the turbulent 1960's. Imam Al-Amin has for the past twenty years, been a spiritual and community leader and business owner in Atlanta. Nationally, he is highly regarded by the Council of American-Islamic Relations, which in 1985 described him as "one of the Muslim Community's leading figures." Al-Amin is known throughout his community as a principled, compassionate man committed to justice for his people. The glaring discrepancies in the police version of events that occurred on March 16, 2000 reek of COINTELPRO 2000. COME & GET THE FACTS!
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