Political prisoner birthdays in June are listed. Make sure to remember our own!
Ramon Salazr [Luis Medina]
2680 301 South
Jesup, GA 3159
Ramon is one of The Cuban Five, five Cuban men who are in U.S. prison, serving four life sentences and 75 years collectively, after being convicted in 2001. They were falsely accused by the U.S. government of committing espionage against the U.S. But the five argued compellingly that they were involved in monitoring the actions of Miami-based terrorist groups, in order to prevent terrorist attacks on their country of Cuba. For more than 40 years, anti-Cuba terrorist organizations based in Miami have engaged in countless terrorist activities against Cuba, and against anyone who advocates a normalization of relations between the U.S. and Cuba. (Address envelope to Luis Medina III, address card to Ramon Labanino Salazar)
Shawangunk Correctional Facility
750 Prison Road
Wallkill, NY 12589-0750
Imprisoned for actions carried out in the fight for Black Liberation. In 1965 Sekou joined the Organization for Afro American Unity, founded by Malcolm X. In early 1968 he helped build the Bronx Black Panther Party. In January 1969 Sekou joined the Black Liberation Army. He remained underground partaking in revolutionary clandestine activity for 12 years until his capture. He was charged with 6 counts of attempted murder of police, 9 predicate acts of Racketeering Influenced Corrupt Organization, including the liberation of Assata Shakur from prison and expropriation of an armored truck. He is serving consecutive 25-life state time and a 40 year federal sentence.
AM4985 / Drawer K
1000 Follies Road
Dallas, PA 18612
Delbert Africa is one of the people who make up the MOVE 9. There are
currently eight MOVE activists in prison each serving 100 years after been
framed for the murder of a cop in 1979. The 9th defendant, Merle Africa,
died in prison in 1998. MOVE is an eco-revolutionary group dedicated to
Elmira Correctional Facility
PO Box 500, 1879 Davis St
Elmira, New York 14902-0500
As a direct result of his Black Panther Party membership, Abdul was hunted, captured, framed and convicted of the 1981 murder and attempted murder of two police officers in St. Albans, Queens. Over a five-year period, Abdul was tried three times for this incident, the main witness being a man who was hypnotized by the police. The first two trials the jury was deadlocked and the government was unable to successfully convict him. A racially stacked jury in the third trial returned a guilty verdict and sentenced him to 33⅓ years to life.