Anthony Bottom (Jalil A. Muntaqim) has been in prison since 1971, one of the longest held political prisoners in the world. Having spent more time in prison than Nelson Mandela, Jalil is scheduled to appear before the parole board again this June, 2016.
Once again, comrades are preparing for Jalil’s upcoming parole hearing in June. Since the PBA, the FOP, and the Correctional Officers union are able to collect thousands of signatures against parole, we must work to gain as many signatures and letters of support for Jalil as possible. In addition to the online petition, there is a hard copy that can be downloaded here. Since many members of our community do not have regular access to the internet, it is important to use the hard copy and return it to us.
You can also download and print out the parole campaign brochure explaining Jalil’s case as a way of educating people about the political nature of the case and the parole board’s constant denials despite national and international support for Jalil’s release on parole.
Be sure to read the wonderful letter from Jalil’s Mom Billie: A Mother’s Cry in support of her son’s release.
Check out the videos of Jalil discussing the Case of the New York 3, Cointelpro, Plutocracy and
some history leading to the formation of the Jericho Movement, of which Jalil is a co-founder.
Also check out the videos from an interview with Jalil in 1988 by Paper Tiger TV, especially Part 3, which includes a response to Badge of the Assassin with Safiyah Bukhari, Attorney Brian Glick and the New York 3.
Watch videos of Jalil’s brother Dave speaking about Jalil here.
Sign the online petition to Tina M. Stanford, Chairwoman of the NYS Board of Parole, for Jalil’s Release on Parole in 2016!
Jalil has also prepared a fact sheet for those who would like to write letters to the Parole Board on his behalf.