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Imam Jamil Al-Amin (H. Rap Brown) transferred to Butner Federal Medical Center, N.C.

July 18, 2014

Attorney Karima Al-Amin, wife of Imam Jamil Al-Amin, formerly known worldwide as H. Rap Brown, the voice of Black power, announced yesterday what has now been confirmed: “A caller to Florence ADX,” the dreaded federal maximum security prison in Colorado, she wrote, “was told today that Imam Jamil has been moved to Butner FMC (Federal Medical Center), North Carolina. I checked the inmate locator tonight, and the Imam is listed at Butner FMC, and not Florence ADX.”

Although Imam Jamil has been transferred, he remains behind enemy lines, and the same mass pressure by the people that resulted in his transfer must be applied and intensified until he is free.

Although Imam Jamil has been transferred, he remains behind enemy lines, and the same mass pressure by the people that resulted in his transfer must be applied and intensified until he is free.

A call this morning confirmed that good news – clearly the result of concerted pressure from people around the country and around the world – but that there was no word yet on his condition or whether he has yet received any medical care.

Sister Karima had begun to acknowledge the widespread public response when she wrote yesterday, “WURD and Brother Phil absolutely played a major role in moving folks and other media to take action, and we continue to thank you for all that you have done to achieve this result.” This morning, Freedom Archives adds: “Many thanks to all those that contacted the Bureau of Prisons on his behalf.”

In one of countless calls for support coming from those who honor this great man for his political, community and religious leadership, the Bay View explained in a post by the Free Mumia Abu-Jamal Coalition 10 days ago: “Imam Jamil has suffered under brutal conditions for many years in solitary confinement in a federal facility known as United States Penitentiary Administrative Maximum Facility (ADX) in Florence, Colorado, far from his home in Georgia. It is a dreaded place sometimes called the Guantanamo of the Rockies.

“Imam Jamil has been recently diagnosed with a rare form of cancer, Multiple Myeloma, cancer of the plasma cells. His family and supporters are calling for his immediate transfer to a federal medical center – either at Butner, N.C., or Rochester, Minn. – that can give him the best care for this particular rare cancer.”

Sister Karima described the severity of his condition: “1) Imam Jamil has had a dental problem for more than a year, which resulted in swollen jaws, broken teeth and the inability to swallow; 2) He lost 29 pounds over a three-week period; 3) His legs, feet and ankles have been swollen; and 4) He went through a two-week period where he could not get out of his bed except for two times a day.”

Today we know that our prayers and appeals have been answered. The family asks that all supporters send cards and letters to speed his recovery to his new address: Jamil Al-Amin, 99974-555, FMC Butner, P.O. Box 1600, Butner, NC 27509. Note that musical cards are not allowed at FMC Butner.

The family asks that all supporters send cards and letters to speed Imam Jamil’s recovery: Jamil Al-Amin, 99974-555, FMC Butner, P.O. Box 1600, Butner, NC 27509.

“Hard work certainly produces the desired results. Allah is Most Merciful,” Sister Karima wrote yesterday. “The struggle continues.”

“On behalf of Imam Jamil, his thanks and salaams for all that each and every one of you do,” wrote Luqman Jahmi Abdullah-ibn, leader of the campaign that has recruited thousands to actively support Imam Jamil, in a post this morning. Signatures are still needed on his petition HERE.

For more information, see “Free Imam Jamil Al-Amin! His wife, attorney Karima Al-Amin, tells of the US’ 47-year campaign to silence H. Rap Brown” and “Supporters demand political prisoner Imam Jamil (H. Rap Brown), diagnosed with rare cancer, be hospitalized immediately.”

 

7 thoughts on “Imam Jamil Al-Amin (H. Rap Brown) transferred to Butner Federal Medical Center, N.C.

  1. habwwe

    Peace & Greetings: We are happy to read that our Brother, Imam Jamil Al-Amin, has been transferred to a facility wherein, hopefully, he will receive appropriate treatment for his serious ailment; and we pray he will receive maximum such treatment. We pray that all those who in need of such care will be given access to it. As pointed out in your article, we (The Black Nation) are ALL behind enemy lines and have been for 458 yrs! Unfortunately, without a solid wall of unity (one common cause), we will remain vulnerable to being picked off one by one!….”The Struggle Continues: Free The Land!” …Peace!

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  2. Asha Bediako

    We treasure this great Brother! His star must always shine!” Look at all the good our Brother has bestowed.on his PEOPLE and the Atanta community! He is an excellent example of African manhood and courage and grace. A great soul. May Allah Bless him and heal him and free him. One Love

    Asha Bediako

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  3. Jamal Anthony

    I hope that our brother receives all the medical attention he deserve along with a speedy recovery. He is always in my thought and prayers. He is a man who I'll always remember. I had the honor of meeting Angela Davis 10 years ago at the New England School of Law in Boston, Mass. She spoke highly of him and all his effort. He doesn't fit the mold, he breaks it !

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  4. Fintan L. Dooley

    May we have an update?

    In 1970, then a recently discharged army veteran I was in court with him in New York City after the Red Carpet Bar -Brandeis-Junior High shoot out.

    As I remember that incident the courageous man whom I came to New York to see was shot for accepting the call to be the Sword of Allah . He barged into the presence of pimps and drug purveyors who were selling heroin.

    Air America’s secret war allowed the US Government to use to evicerated body cavites of Harlem soldiers as convenient containers to deliver drugs from Laos to corrupt undertakers.

    Abdul Rahim Attorney Fintan Dooley 701-212-1000

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