Assata Shakur (1948–)

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The injustice of the trial
By Atty. Lennex Hinds, Covert Action Quarterly, [26 October 1998]. The trial demonsrates that Zayd Malik Shakur, Assata Shakur and Sundiata Acoli were victims of a police assassination attempt associated with COINTELPRO in May 1973 because of their membership in the Black Liberation Army (BLA).
The U.N. Petition
Covert Action Quarterly, 26 October 1998. As a result of the petion to the UN by the National Conference of Black Lawyers et al. that charged the violation of the human rights of political prisoners. The resulting investigation in August 1979 found that one of the worst cases was that of Assata Shakur.
Joanne Chesimard, NJ's most wanted killer, proclaims innocence from Cuba
Associated Press article of March 1998 concerning the NCB interview and which gives the perspective of the New Jersey police.
N.J. Bloodhounds on Assata's Trail
By Elombe Brath, NY Daily Challenge, 13–15 March 1998. Failing to get the Pope to pressure Castro, New Jersey Gov. Christie Whitman says she will send a letter to U.S. Att.Gen. Janet Reno to make Assata Shakur's extradition from her 14-year exile a condition for lifting the illegal US embargo of Cuba.
Congresswoman Waters issues statement on U.S. Freedom Fighter Assata Shakur
29 September 1998. Congresswoman Waters writes Fidel Castro of Cuba to explain that some Congressional Black Caucus members were hoodwinked into a mistaken vote on the Joanne Chesimard/Assata Shakur extradition from Cuba resolution.
Oct. 5 rally to protest U.S. House vote on former Panther
From HYPE Information Service, 2 October 1998. Supporters of exiled former Black Panther Assata Shakur will hold a rally to protest a congressional resolution that calls on the government of Cuba to extradite her to the United States.
Immoral Bounty for Assata
By Atty. Michael Ratner, Covert Action Quarterly, 27 October 1998. A response to Whitman’s letter to Reno of March 1998. Gov. Whitman intervenes in Cuban internal affairs by setting up a bribe for someone to kill or kidnap Assata Shakur. The legal implications of extradition.