Leith Shubeilat had been arrested on 9 December 1995 and been charged with lese majeste against King Hussein bin Talal after criticizing the King Leith Shubeilat was brought to trial before the State Security Court and sentenced to three years' imprisonment in March 1996. Leith Shubeilat was freed under a special amnesty on 8 November 1996. Amnesty International welcomes his release.
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Jordan: Protect Syrian Refugees and Asylum Seekers (UA 280/15)
Since the Jordanian government sealed its border with Syria on 21 June, around 80,000 refugees have been stranded in a desert area known as the ‘berm’, subjected to sand storms and searing heat. They are still not receiving essential and life-saving assistance.
Amnesty International is concerned about the fairness of proceedings leading to the trial and conviction of Leonard Peltier, an Ashinabe-Lakota Native American who was convicted of murdering two FBI agents.
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