Greetings Card Campaign - Shackelia Jackson
The Greetings Card Campaign is an opportunity to show support for people facing human rights abuses. More details are available at www.amnesty.org.uk/write
On 20 January 2014, Shackelia Jackson’s brother, Nakiea, was shot dead by police officers who allege that he pointed a gun at them first. However, witnesses say Nakiea, a cook, making lunch for a local blood bank at the time, was unarmed. A police officer was charged over the killing, but a preliminary inquiry was dismissed in July 2016 after a witness failed to appear in court. The witness later told the Jackson family that they were too scared to attend.
Despite a campaign of harassment, intimidation and threats of violence against her, her family, and witnesses to the attack, Shackeila refuses to give up her fight for justice for her brother.
You can send a solidarity card or message to:
184 Orange Street, BLK J apt 10
Suggested message: Dear Shackelia, I want to tell you that you are not alone. Your struggle for justice is an inspiration for families facing a similar situation in Jamaica and elsewhere. I want to express my solidarity with your struggle and hope that justice will prevail for Nakiea’s killing and that many other families in Jamaica can soon obtain truth, justice and reparation. In solidarity.