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Urgent Action: Human Rights Defender Harassed By Police (Nicaragua: 276/16)
Francisca Ramírez, coordinator of the Council for the Defence of Our Land, Lake and Sovereignty, reported that the Nicaraguan police damaged and took possession of a pickup truck and another truck which she uses for her work, without notice. The retention of her vehicles could constitute an act of reprisal for her work as a human rights defender, and any further harassment could put her physical integrity at risk.
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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