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AUDIO: US lawyer in Deane case vows to bring international pressure on Jamaica's gov't

Published:Wednesday | August 27, 2014 | 8:17 AM
Screenshot taken from the Facebook page of lawyer in Mario Dean case, Jasmine Rand.
Screenshot taken from the Facebook page of lawyer in Mario Dean case, Jasmine Rand.
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Jovan Johnson, Gleaner Writer



KINGSTON, Jamaica:

American lawyer, Jasmine Rand, says her involvement in the Mario Deane case is to help bring international pressure on the Jamaican government to ensure justice is done.




Rand was among the lawyers who represented the family of Trayvon Martin, the Florida teen who was fatally shot by neighbourhood watch volunteer, George Zimmerman.



And Rand told The Gleaner/Power 106 News Centre that while she is not qualified to practice law in Jamaica, she will give her advice and help keep international attention on the Deane case.



Another lawyer from Rand's law firm, Benjamin Crump, is also expected to give support.



Like in the case of Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown, Deane’s death has sparked national outcry and days of street protests.



The police have maintained that Deane was beaten by cellmates but that has been disputed by his family.



Two inmates have since been charged with Deane’s murder.



At the same time, one police corporal and two constables have been interdicted and three district constables suspended while the police inspectorate continues to probe the matter.



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