Alert: Updated Prisoners of Faith Campaign Pack: Imam Jamil Al-Amin – Under 23-hour Lockdown

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Islamic Human Rights Commission
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11 December 2007

Alert: Updated Prisoners of Faith Campaign Pack: Imam Jamil Al-Amin – Under 23-hour Lockdown

On 16 March 2000, Imam Jamil was sentenced to life imprisonment at Georgia State Prison, in Reidsville, on charges of 13 counts of murder and felony murder for shooting two deputies, one of whom, Deputy Ricky Kinchen, died as a result of the shootings.

Earlier this year, 1 August 2007, the Imam was then transferred from the Georgia State Prison to Colorado’s ADMAX Federal facility, America’s most notorious supermax prison also known as the ‘Guantanamo Bay of the mainland’. It is named as such for its housing hundreds of the countries highest-profile Muslim prisoners amongst others. This transfer, which relocated Imam Jamil thousands of miles away from his legal counsel and family, was indeed a surprising move, as neither did his record indicate on any institutional behavioural problems, nor did he have any federal charges levelled against him, which begs the question as to why he was being moved to a federal facility. As such, this clearly violates his right to due process of law and procedure. This was moreover shocking in light of his having a pending habeas corpus in the state of Georgia addressing the many contradictory findings which emerged throughout the murder investigation as well as questioning the overall fairness of the murder trial itself.

You can download the updated campaign pack and sample letters at:

https://www.ihrc.org.uk/show.php?id=3063

For more information, please contact the office on the numbers or email below:

Islamic Human Rights Commission
PO Box 598
Wembley
HA9 7XH
United Kingdom

Telephone (+44) 20 8904 4222
Fax (+44) 20 8904 5183
Email: info@ihrc.org
Web: www.ihrc.org

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Islamic Human Rights Commission
PO Box 598
Wembley
HA9 7XH
United Kingdom

Telephone (+44) 20 8904 4222
Fax (+44) 20 8904 5183
Email: info@ihrc.org
Web: www.ihrc.org