Manipur: Victims and Witnesses Face Delays, Reprisals in Quest for Justice
Families of victims of alleged extra-judicial executions by security force personnel in Manipur, India are facing reprehensible delays and reprisals as they wait for justice, Amnesty India said today.
URGENT: Administrative Detention for Facebook Posts
Kishorchandra Wangkhem, a journalist based in Manipur, India, was arrested in August, and again in November 2018, because of Facebook posts where he criticized the government.
Video: Meet India’s Brave: EEVFAM
Brave is never giving up on what you know is right. Members of EEVMAM face threats of violence and arrest but they continue to seek justice for friends and family they have lost in alleged fake encounters in Manipur.
Video: The Brave Campaign In Manipur
In the month of June, our campaigners and activists at Eevfam and HUMAN RIGHTS ALERT shed light on human rights defenders who are being threatened in Manipur. The team recently met the Chief Minister who publicly declared that he will look into the threats.
Manipur: Armed groups attacking people in the name of women’s rights is a human rights abuse
Armed groups violently attacking individuals in the name of protecting women’s rights is a dangerous trend. Vigilante ‘justice’ undermines the rule of law and does little to improve women’s safety.
Manipur: In the waiting room of justice
“We are still at the crossroads of justice,” human rights activist Babloo Loitongbam told me.
End of Irom Sharmila’s hunger strike an opportunity to repeal AFSPA
Amnesty International Prisoner of Conscience Irom Chanu Sharmila would end her 16-year-long hunger strike against the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA) today.
Irom Sharmila’s fight against AFSPA takes a new course
Amnesty International’s Prisoner of Conscience Irom Sharmila Chanu has taken an individual decision to end her 16-year-old fast against the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act on August 9.
Manipur: Bizarre cycle of release and re-arrest of Irom Sharmila continues
The re-arrest of Prisoner of Conscience Irom Sharmila by the Manipur police on the charge of attempting suicide, two days after a Manipur court acquitted her of an identical charge, reveals the cynicism of authorities in the state
Manipur must impartially investigate abuses related to protests
The Manipur government should carry out prompt, full and independent investigations into all allegations of human rights abuses related to protests in the state in the past few months, including the excessive use of police force.
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