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)
The Jordanian government is still refusing to allow 13,000 Syrian refugees to leave the border area and move further into Jordan, including pregnant women, elderly people and children. Refugees are still stranded in a remote desert area on the border.
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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