Despite the urgency of the situation, the Supreme Court of Justice failed to rule on an appeal lodged on the constitutionality of the law banning all abortion, despite having committed itself to do so by May 2009.
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Nicaragua: Women's rights under threat in Nicaragua (UAA 249/13)
A law that criminalizes violent acts against women in Nicaragua is at risk of being reformed, which would weaken its protections. There are concerns for the safety of women if these changes are introduced.
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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