By Dave Lindorff
Mumia attorney Bret Grote
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Following three days of contentious testimony in a courtroom in Scranton, PA late last month, a federal district judge is considering a legal petition by Pennsylvania’s most well-known prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal for a finding that the state’s long-running refusal to treat his active case of Hepatitis-C, a potentially fatal disease, violates his Eighth Amendment right not to be subjected to cruel and unusual punishment.
Over the past 16 months Abu-Jamal has suffered an array of symptoms and ailments that witnesses at trial testified were symptomatic of and likely caused by an active case of Hep-C, an infection the state has known him to have in…
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