TN Govt must end impunity for police officers involved in Thoothukudi custodial deaths
59-year-old P Jayaraj and his 31-year-old son J Bennicks were picked up for questioning by the Thoothukudi police in Tamil Nadu for keeping their shop open during the lockdown imposed during the COVID-19 pandemic.
India Must Put An End To The Unjust Cruel And Continued Incarceration Of Bhima Koregaon Activists
On the second anniversary of the Bhima Koregaon arrests, the Government of India must consider the release of the 11 human rights activists pending trial and ensure that their health and safety amidst COVID-19.
Aakar Patel Booked For Tweeting In Favour Of Right To Protest
On 2 June 2020, the Bengaluru police registered a First Information Report (FIR) against Aakar Patel, former head of Amnesty International India for a Twitter post where he urged people to peacefully protest for their rights.
Joint Statement: In Solidarity With The Stateless During COVID-19
An urgent call to states, donors, and other stakeholders to promote and protect the rights of stateless persons in their COVID-19 responses.
Two Years After Thoothukudi: Impunity on Gross Display
Two years on investigations by judicial and quasi-judicial institutions of Tamil Nadu and India, have not gone further and have failed in holding the officials accountable but also in their duty to uphold constitutional obligations. Their delayed actions and inactions have only fostered a conducive climate for the State Impunity to flourish.
Statement from academics and activists from UK on crackdown on dissent
We condemn the brutal crackdown on dissent and protest which has accompanied India’s Covid-19 lockdown. The Modi government has launched a witch-hunt of students and activists and is charging them under the draconian Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA).
Covid-19 Pandemic: Crackdown On Dissent Putting Lives At Immediate Risk In India
27-year-old Safoora Zargar, a research student from Jamia Millia University was arrested on 10 April by the Delhi police and later charged under the repressive Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA).
UK: Premier League Must Consider Saudi Human Rights Situation In Newcastle United Deal
Amnesty is asking Mr Masters to fully consider the human rights situation in Saudi Arabia as part of the Premier League’s owners and directors test.
Amnesty International has written to the Chief Executive of the football Premier League, Richard Masters, raising concerns about the purchase of Newcastle United football club by a consortium of buyers including Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund.
Coalition Against Torture: Government officials should be accountable for excessive use of force, ill-treatment during COVID-19 lockdown
The current lockdown to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus cannot be used to justify torture, cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or excessive force.
The Coalition Against Torture, a group of human rights organisations and independent actors, expresses its concern over allegations of ill-treatment and excessive use of force by the police while enforcing lockdown orders.
Government Of India Must Stop Using Draconian Laws Against Dissenting Voices
UAPA against two students involved in protests against the discriminatory Citizenship (Amendment) Act is an extension of the crackdown on anyone who is critical of the state. A pattern is emerging of the UAPA being used as a tool to repress dissent.
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