Asma Jahangir, Renowned Human Rights Defender, Dies: Her Visit To and Report On Jamaica In 2003

Originally posted on Right Steps & Poui Trees:
I was saddened to learn on Sunday of the sudden death of Asma Jahangir, the remarkable Pakistani lawyer and human rights advocate, who died of a heart attack at the age of 66. Ms Jahangir was a courageous human rights defender, who had great impact within her…

Ja Blog Day 2013: Police and Security Force Abuses

BACKGROUND NOTE: Ja Blog Day 2013 commemorates the third anniversary of the Tivoli Gardens Massacre, when Jamaican security forces invaded the community in west Kingston in search of an alleged drug trafficker and “don” Christopher “Dudus” Coke. A huge gun battle with gangsters defending the area allegedly took place. The police found just a few … More Ja Blog Day 2013: Police and Security Force Abuses

Strong

“Strong, strong, strong.” This word, repeated, describes Millicent Forbes, the mother of Janice Allen, who was shot dead by a policeman in Trench Town, Kingston in 2000. Ms. Forbes died yesterday. A quiet fighter. A loving mother. Not a quitter. … More Strong