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Announcement :: Human Rights : Organizing
Friday, 6/25: Support US held political prisoner!
19 Jun 2004
Modified: 03:20:24 PM
Jalil Muntaqim is a political activist and Black Panther Party member imprisoned by the U.S. for three decades....

...please join us for an event in support of his current efforts to win parole.
Friday, 6/25: 7pm

Event will include a showing of the film "Jalil Muntaqim - A Voice for Liberation"

- produced and edited by Eve Goldberg and Claude Marks

Lucy Parsons Center 549 Columbus Avenue 617.267.6272 lucyparsons (at)

sponsored by: Boston Political Prisoners Defense Committee and American Friends Service Committee

Directions: Take the Orange Line to the Mass Ave stop, or the Green "E" line to the Symphony stop. Walk south on Mass Ave for a minute or two. Go left onto Columbus Ave. for 1-1/2 blocks. Lucy Parsons Center will be on the left.



Jalil was 19 years old when he was arrested. He is a former member of the Black Panther Party. For the past 32 years, Jalil has been a political prisoner, incarcerated in retaliation for his activism in the 1960s and early 1970s.

While in San Quentin prison in California in 1976, Jalil launched a campaign to petition the United Nations to recognize the existence of political prisoners in the United States. The petition was submitted to the U.N. in Geneva, Switzerland. This led to Lennox Hinds and the National Conference of Black Lawyers having the UN International Commission of Jurists tour U.S. prisons and speak with specific political prisoners. The International Commission of Jurists then reported that political prisoners did in fact exist in the United States.

While in prison, Jalil has received awards of appreciation from the Jaycees, NAACP, and Project Build for his active participation and leadership. After many years of being denied the opportunity to attend college, Jalil graduated from SUNY-New Paltz with a BS in Psychology and a BA in Sociology in 1994. He would like to pursue his Masters degree, but has not been allowed by DOCS.

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