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Report of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on the situation of human rights defenders, E/CN.4/2006/95/Add.5, March 6, 2006: Jamaica

844. The Special Representative has received information from non-governmental sources stating that human rights defenders continue to face hostility from the authorities and that the Police Federation in 2004 called for human rights groups to cease their “illegal interference”. The attacks are reported to be in particular directed at defenders working with Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transsexual rights. Police violence is also reported to be a major problem in Jamaica and impunity for human rights violations, including extrajudicial killings is reportedly prevalent.

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