If you want to look up a definition for the word ‘loyal’ in the dictionary, a reference to Buju Banton’s fans should appear beside it as they steadfastly refuse to let the embattled Reggae artiste spend more time in prison.
With Buju Banton facing an October 30 sentencing date in Tampa, FL, where he could face five additional years behind bars in relation to his ongoing drug case, fans of the Grammy-winning entertainer have officially launched a campaign to contact the White House in a last gasp attempt to secure his freedom. In an announcement on Monday, organizers of the campaign urged for 50,000 of Buju Banton’s die-hard fans to contact the residence/workplace of U.S President, Barack Obama by any available means (phone, email or letter) before October 30. This in an attempt to cop Buju an immediate release from what they campaign organizers call an ‘unjust incarceration,’ citing entrapment by a U.S. Government informant.
The White House campaign follows a failed appeal filed by Buju Banton this pas summer in which the internationally acclaimed Reggae legend was refused a possible reversal of his initial conviction and subsequent 10-year sentence on drug-related charges in February and June 2011 respectively. A few weeks later, an application by Buju’s legal team for a new trial fell through as, like the failed appeal, it was determined that not only was there enough evidence for his conviction on the drug charges, but that such evidence validated the reinstatement of a gun-related charge which was originally thrown out during the February 2011 ruling.
For more information on this new ‘Free Buju’ campaign, follow the campaign organizers via Twitter: @freebujunow or you can contact the White House directly through the address and/or email below.
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500