Mumia Abu-Jamal is an activist convicted in 1982, in what was a controversial trial, of first degree murder for the killing of a Philadelphia police officer. He was initially sentenced to death and considered by many as the most famous inmate on death row. His death sentence was overturned in 2011, and he is now serving life in prison without parole.
He has become an internationally-recognized figure and is an honorary citizen of around 25 cities around the world, including Copenhagen, Montreal, and Paris.
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