Friends, family, fans worldwide and attorney Ben Crump are petitioning for the release of Dr. Mutulu Shakur as he faces serious health issues.
Mutulu Shakur’s official website (mutulushakur.com) released the following state dated June of 2022:
We learned last Friday that Mutulu’s health had taken a turn for the worse. The chemotherapy drugs and other medications that Mutulu is on are very strong and have side effects that can be difficult to manage, particularly within the confines of prison. His legal team is closely monitoring the medical records every week with the help of outside medical practitioners. The hospital where he has been receiving treatment for the last 2 and a half years is already planning on starting a different form of cancer treatment, another kind of chemotherapy. Depending on his test results and whether he is strong enough, he may get a newer form of treatment that has a higher chance of succeeding – but which can also make him feel sicker. We want to get him home to his family – and Mutulu and his team are also still looking for treatments that will give him as much time as possible to be with his family and friends.
The legal team is actively pursuing all avenues for Mutulu’s immediate release, including compassionate release and parole. Please keep Mutulu in your thoughts and prayers and stay tuned for further updates.
President of the National Civil Rights Trial Lawyers Association, Attorney Ben Crump, has joined millions, hoping to have Dr. Mutulu Shakur released from prison.
To: US Bureau of Prisons, UP Parole Commission, US Department of Justice, and President Joe Biden: We strongly support release on parole and/or the immediate compassionate release for Dr. Mutulu Shakur. We are confident that his release poses no danger to our communities, and we urge you to allow him to rejoin his family and friends.
“Join us in calling for the immediate compassionate release of Dr. Mutulu Shakur! The activist has spent 36 yrs in the U.S. Bureau of Prisons’ custody & now has received a life-threatening cancer diagnosis. He deserves treatment and recovery in humane conditions! Sign the petition,” Ben Crump wrote on his Instagram caption.
Sign the petition here.