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USA: Letter to Governor Jeb Bush

, Index number: AMR 51/160/2003

This is an open letter to the Governor of Florida, Jed Bush. It expresses Amnesty International concerns about police engaged in unwarranted and indiscriminate force against demonstrators during the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA) demonstrations in Miami on 20 November 2003. The organization's concerns include reports of the indiscriminate and inappropriate use of non-lethal weapons on non-violent protestors resulting in scores of injuries; the obstruction of those providing medical treatment; multiple and random arrests, including of legal observers and journalists and the denial of the right to freedom of expression and association.

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