Enforcement Directorate must cease smear campaign against Amnesty India
The latest leak of a dossier on Amnesty India by the Enforcement Directorate based on its ongoing investigations, indicates a deliberate attempt by the government to tarnish Amnesty India’s reputation.
MEGHALAYA: INVESTIGATE ATTACKS ON ACTIVISTS FOR EXPOSING ILLEGAL COAL MINING IN THE STATE
Activists working against rampant illegal coal mining in Meghalaya are under serious threat. There seems to be a nexus between the authorities and the ‘coal mafia’ in the state, which has resulted in a culture of impunity. Those responsible for this brutal attack must be brought to justice.
Ill-Treatment Of Arun Ferreira Shows How India Is Becoming A Dangerous Place For Human Rights Defenders
Amnesty India calls on the Maharashtra government to conduct a thorough and impartial investigation into activist, Arun Ferreira’s claims that he was beaten by the Maharashtra police in custody, on 4 November.
Targeted killings of Bengalis in Assam reprehensible
Targeted killings of Bengalis in Assam are reprehensible. The Assam government needs to ensure the right to life of all persons living in the state. The Assam government must take strict action against any group that indulges in violence and fear mongering. It must ensure that all persons living in the state are safe and can lead a life of dignity.
Bhima Koregaon: Clampdown On Dissent Continues, Three Human Rights Defenders Placed In Police Custody
The decision taken by a court in Pune on Friday, to reject bail applications and discontinue the house arrest of human rights defenders Sudha Bharadwaj, Arun Ferreira and Vernon Gonsalves, is unfortunate. The Maharashtra Police’s subsequent arrest of these activists, despite failing to provide credible evidence against them, is concerning.
Government Of India Treating Human Rights Organisations Like Criminal Enterprises
Amnesty India’s bank accounts have been frozen by the Enforcement Directorate, effectively stopping our work. Amnesty India is thus the latest target of the government’s assault on civil society in the country.
Safety of civilians should not be compromised
According to the media reports, seven civilians were killed in Kashmir’s Kulgam district on 21 October in an explosion at the site of the encounter between militants and security forces. The police claimed that the civilians were killed by “stray explosives” after they rushed to the encounter site, despite a warning by security forces.
Sri Lanka: The Government Cannot Afford To Fail The Office On Missing Persons
Amid the furore around the Joint Opposition’s political mobilisation last month, a key event was overlooked. The Office on Missing Persons (OMP), a key body, empowered to search for and trace people who were disappeared during Sri Lanka’s 26-year-long internal conflict, submitted its interim report – with key recommendations, to President Maithripala Sirisena.
85 Adivasi villagers in Raigarh called upon the Chhattisgarh police to conduct a prompt, independent and impartial investigation
85 Adivasi villagers in Raigarh, Chhattisgarh, called upon the Chhattisgarh police to conduct a prompt, independent and impartial investigation into allegations that they had been unlawfully dispossessed of their lands by people acting as agents for two private companies.
Russia: Amnesty researcher abducted and subjected to mock executions in Ingushetia
An Amnesty International researcher sent to observe demonstrations in the Ingushetian capital Magas was abducted, beaten and subjected to terrifying mock executions by men claiming to be members of the security services.
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