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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Iran: Quash the Death Sentence of Mohammad Ali Taheri (UA 212/14)
Spiritual teacher Mohammad Ali Taheri has been on hunger strike since 13 August to protest against his death sentence and the Iranian authorities’ refusal to allow him access to his lawyers. His health is deteriorating. He is a prisoner of conscience.
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