Poverty and public security are key human rights concerns for Jamaicans. In 2005, 63 people were killed for every 100,000 people. Last year, over 1500 homicides were reported.
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Urgent Action: Two Palestinian Human Rights Defenders On Trial (Israel/OPT: UA 278/16)
Palestinian human rights defenders Farid al-Atrash and Issa Amro face charges in an Israeli military court relating to their rights to freedom of expression and assembly. Both face time in prison if found guilty. At a hearing on 23 November their lawyer asked for a number of the charges to be dropped and the hearing was adjourned until 21 December.
Amnesty International is concerned about the fairness of proceedings leading to the trial and conviction of Leonard Peltier, an Anishinabe-Lakota Native American who was convicted of murdering two FBI agents.
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