October 20, 2017 – Mercia Frazer, mother of the late Mario Dean, will be attending and making submissions at a hearing at the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR). The hearing will take place in Montevideo, Uruguay on Monday October 23, 2017. Frazer is attending the hearing with representatives from Amnesty International and Jamaicans for Justice.

The hearing will be livestreamed at 1:45 pm (local time) on www.oas.org/en/iachr.

Recall that Mario Dean was severely beaten on the 3rd day of August, 2014, while in police custody at the Barnett Street Police Station in the parish of Saint James.

He succumbed to his injuries on the 6th day of August, 2014. The Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) conducted an investigation into this matter following which members of the JCF were charged in relation to Dean’s death.