Satpal Ram, the Indian man who has had many bands, including
Primal Scream, Super Furry Animals, Massive
Attack and Asian Dub Foundation, come to his support over
what they felt was his illegal imprisonment, is set to be released in the near
future. Ram, who was a Mumia Abu-Jamal of sorts in
the UK, in regard to public figures supporting his cause and believing he
should be freed, was involved in what was suspected to be a racially-motivated
attack over 15 years ago in Birmingham, England. He was attacked by six
whites and responded by defending himself with a pocket knife,
wounding one man who later died after choosing not to receive medical treatment. The
above bands had always claimed Ram had acted in self-defense
and a European court ruled last week to overthrow his conviction and
release him, although the official date has yet to be determined. Any
chances of Asian Dub Foundation's "Free Satpal Ram"
being played anytime soon in celebration?