Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Diop's sentencing tomorrow - keep calling today|||

Free Uhuru Movement leader Diop Olugbala

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Diop faces sentencing on Oct. 13 - Call & email the judge!

Diop Olugbala Monday and Tuesday: October 11 & 12
Judge Roxanne Covington
Call: 215-683-7142
Email: tdaccrimssupport@courts.phila.gov
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Tell her to reverse Diop's conviction. No charges, no sentence!

Let her know where you're calling or writing from.

Your calls have been effective throughout this case - forcing the State to change judges three times. We need to let this judge know that we won't stop fighting until Diop is free!

Calls and letters from around the the world have been pouring in!
Please keep it up and spread the word!
» Take a look at some of the letters people have sent

Uhuru Movement leader Diop Olugbala may be sentenced on Wednesday, October 13 to as much as ten years in prison for speaking out for the black community in a peaceful free speech protest in Philadelphia.

On August 24, despite receiving hundreds of calls and letters from around the world in support of Diop (see a letter from a supporter in the UK), judge Roxanne Covington handed down the political verdict - guilty of felony aggravated assault on a cop.

Watch the video: police attack Diop OlugbalaVideo of the March 19, 2009 incident shows police physically attack Diop and other City Hall protesters. Police snatch his protest banner, choke and punch him in full public view. Yet Diop is the one now facing a ten year prison sentence!

The charges, trial and verdict are clearly political. Diop is known in Philadelphia and across the country as a bold and outspoken Uhuru Movement leader, demanding economic development for the black community and an end to police terror and mass imprisonment of African people.

The sentencing hearing is scheduled for Wednesday, October 13. We need to jam up the judge's office with as many calls and letters as possible.

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