Banton Defense Team Launches Letter Writing Campaign To Supreme Court

The Supreme Court

The legal team for GRAMMY Award-winning reggae star, Buju Banton, has  launched a new letter writing campaign — this time aimed at the Supreme Court — to build further awareness about the highly controversial federal drug case that landed the beloved Jamaican music icon behind bars.

The letter writing campaign comes on the heels of the Free Buju Press Conference that was held early last week on Capitol Hill. Banton’s new defense attorney, Chokwe Lumumba, organized the Washington D.C. event in conjunction with the Buju Banton Defense Support Committee to formally announce the filing of a petition for a Writ of Certiorari with the Supreme Court.

Dr. Carolyn Cooper Speaks @ Free Buju Press Event in D.C.

The panel of special guest speakers included GRAMMY Award-winning reggae artist and producer, Stephen Marley; Dr. Carolyn Cooper, author and lecturer at the University of the West Indies in Kingston, Jamaica; Brother Aula Sumbry, radio host and Chairman of the NAACP Prison Committee in Trenton, New Jersey; attorney and progressive policy advocate, Nkechi Taifa; longtime Banton friend and collaborator, Gramps Morgan; Salim Adafo, Vice-Chairman of the National Black United Front; and Banton co-counsel, Imhotep Alkebu-Lan.

Legal Eagle Chokwe Lumumba

Lumumba also addressed the attendees. “I think he is a political prisoner,” said the veteran legal eagle. “There is a generational gap between the struggle to free political prisoners and the struggles of young people. [Buju is helping] to keep the act of freeing political prisoners a relevant one to all generations that exist right now.”

Banton is currently housed at the Pinellas County Jail in Clearwater, Florida, where he awaits a decision from trial judge James S. Moody, Jr. who is deliberating on two motions recently filed by his lawyers: 1) Motion for reconsideration of sentence  2) Second motion for new trial (due to possible juror misconduct).

Mr. Lumumba, the Buju Banton Defense Support Committee and the Gargamel Music Family are asking all friends, fans and activists around the world to stand in solidarity with the ongoing movement to Free Buju by writing a letter to the Supreme Court today. All letters should be sent to Lumumba’s office:
United States Supreme Court
C/O Attorney Chokwe Lumumba
440 N. Mill St.
Jackson, Mississippi 39202
Hon. Supreme Court Justices:
I am writing this letter in support of Mark Anthony Myrie (Buju Banton).
Mr. Myrie has filed a petition in this court seeking review and reversal of drug, conspiracy, weapons possession and phone facilitation convictions occurring in the U.S.District Court for the Middle District of Florida, Tampa Division.
The convictions of Mr. Myrie are outrageous and unjust. Mr. Myrie was the victim of a concerted U.S. government effort to entrap, conducted by a corrupt informant who was paid 3.5 million dollars by the government for his services in various cases over the years.
Mark Myrie is a Grammy Award winning reggae artiste from Jamaica. He has never been convicted of a crime prior to the present case. He has helped feed numerous hungry children in his country and otherwise contributed to worthy causes in Jamaica and elsewhere. He is supported by hundreds of thousands and perhaps millions worldwide.
I ask this honorable court to review his case and grant Mark Myrie the relief he deserves.


Filed under Buju Banton General, Buju Banton Media Watch, United States vs Buju Banton

29 responses to “Banton Defense Team Launches Letter Writing Campaign To Supreme Court

  1. George Banda

    The people needs Buju. Why can’t you be good to the people and FREE BUJU

  2. kudakwashe

    Free up the general…number 1 advocator of the development and upliftment of we as a race

  3. Starkle

    Buju u are like a brother and justice shall prevail no matter what we serve only one God and he is a fare,just and on time God. Stay strong and Ruben really is a trooper to give u strength …

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    Buju is spiritual motivator, from the first time I listened to his tune “DESTINY” in my childhood, that tune kept me focused and ready to live as a hero in Jah.
    Kindly Free Buju for we need more Jah work from him


    Free Buju Banton

  7. Tendai masakara

    Free Buju Banton… a man of the people!

  8. Kelvin marefu our freedom fighter..

  9. free Gargamel aka Buju Banton

  10. richard coumont

    free buju

  11. LOVEME


  12. Tsietsi Gustaf

    Buju must be freed urgently. He has done a lot of charity work for his country & the world demands his freedom. Just free the man. His absence is killing us as he is a role model to millions if not billions around the world. Free our hero, Buju Banton!


  14. teresa

    free buju. enough is enough. thanks.

  15. Herbert mattope

    free our reggae star, buju banton! free him!

  16. kathy

    free buju please………………….respect

  17. kriss saidi simiyu

    free da man! Free buju!

  18. tafadzwa mapondera

    let the man walk out of jail now free him now now

  19. Donna DeSanctis Johnson

    Free Gargamel aka BUJU! He is a peaceful, loving soul…

  20. Veronica Jefferson

    Free Banton

  21. Natty

    Give the man a retry! Love Buju to the max!

  22. Ras

    Free the Banton!

  23. Montgomery Kopo

    Indeed, Free Buju…

  24. Loraine aka Lioness

    Free Buju and let him continue Jah works! Positivity needed in our lives…

  25. Emmanuel fort

    Stand tall, go deep, we’ll stand for you! Eirope fans are here! Light n love!

  26. Nicholas Ntodonke

    Buju, we will aways stand by you. Can’t wait to hear of your freedom, rasta!! Jah be with you.

  27. gem sapphire

    I would love that day when Buju Banton is free. It would make me and all his fans so joyful. Not to mention his family and friends… Free Buju!

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