This June, political prisoner Jalil Muntaqim – who has been held in Attica for the past 45 years – has a parole hearing. Free Jalil Muntaqim committees in Upstate New York are calling on people from across the country and the world to stand with one of the longest held political prisoners in the United States and demand his freedom.
As a member of the Black Panther Party and Black Liberation Army, Jalil was a target of the FBI’s vicious COINTELPRO program as he stood up to racism and injustice during the struggles of the 1960s and 1970s when he was a young man. He is now 64 years old, having been in Attica for 45 years.
Here are links to learn more about Jalil:
Jalil is up for parole in June (the exact date of the hearing is TBD), so now is the time to take action!
Please take a moment to sign the online petition below. Free Jalil Muntaqim committees near Attica Correctional Facility in Upstate New York will deliver copies of the petitions to those assisting him in preparing for the parole hearing in June. (Jalil is incarcerated under his legal name, Anthony Bottom.)
In addition to signing the petition below, you can write a letter and send it to the following people who sit on the parole board (reference Anthony Bottom #77A4283):
Ms. Tina Stanford, Chair
NYS Board of Parole
1220 Washington Avenue, Building #2
Albany, New York 12224
AND SEND COPIES TO:
The Parole Preparation Project
c/o Law Office of Rankin & Taylor
11 Park Place, Suite 914
New York, NY 10007