Black Panther Albert Woodfox on trial again in the USA?


This video from the USA says about itself:

Longest-Serving U.S. Prisoner in Solitary Ordered Free Again, But State Obstruction Bars His Release

24 November 2014

A federal appeals court has upheld a lower court ruling ordering Louisiana to release Albert Woodfox, a former Black Panther who has spent more than 40 years in solitary confinement, longer than any prisoner in the United States. Woodfox and the late Herman Wallace, another prisoner of the “Angola 3,” were convicted of murdering a guard at Angola Prison.

The Angola 3 and their supporters say they were framed for their political activism. A federal judge ruled last year that Woodfox should be set free on the basis of racial discrimination in his retrial. It was the third time Woodfox’s conviction has been overturned, but prosecutors have negated the victories with a series of appeals.

Thursday’s ruling by the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the order for Woodfox’s release in a unanimous decision. But prosecutors could still delay its enforcement with more appeals to keep Woodfox behind bars. We are joined by two guests: Robert King, a member of the Angola 3 who spent 29 years in solitary confinement for a murder he did not commit; and Carine Williams, a lawyer for Albert Woodfox with the firm Squire Patton Boggs.

From daily The Morning Star in Britain:

Black Panther faces third trial

Wednesday 11th October 2015

UNITED STATES: Angola Three inmate Albert Woodfox could face a third trial after an appeals court overturned a decision to free him.

Mr Woodfox has spent 43 years in solitary confinement — a form of torture.

He was convicted in 1973 of the murder of a prison guard on dodgy testimony. He believes he was framed because of his membership of the Black Panther Party. That conviction and another from 1993 were overturned last year.

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