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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Democratic Republic of Congo: Release Yves Makwambala and Fred Bauma (UA 67/15)
Two human rights activists, Yves Makwambala and Fred Bauma remain in detention at Makala prison in Kinshasa. The two are facing charges of “treason, attempted coup and an attempt to take the life of a Head of State”.