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Archive of entries posted on November 2011

Demand for action against officials responsible for custodial torture

We have already written to you in protest against the custodial
torture of Soni Sori of Dantewara district (letter attached). Further,
at a meeting with your Principal Secretary, N. Baijendra Kumar in
Delhi on 14th October 2011, he assured us that she was ‘safe in jail’
and that ‘her wounds were not serious.’ He also said that the Health
Secretary had confirmed the ‘fact’ and so there was no need for concern
about her safety.

However, as all the facts reveal, this was far from the truth.

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Demand for the release of trade union leader Bhagwati Sahu

THIS IS A SPECIAL APPEAL TO JOIN US IN PETITTIONING THE GOVERNOR OF
CHHATTISGARH FOR THE RELEASE OF OUR YOUNG TRADE UNION LEADER AND
ELECTED JANPAD MEMBER – BHAGWATI SAHU – INCARCERATED IN BALODA BAZAR
SUB JAIL SINCE 18TH MAY 2011 IN A PATENTLY FALSE AND FABRICATED CASE
FOISTED BY THE AMBUJA-HOLCIM MANAGEMENT.

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IBN Live report on Defending the Defenders of Human Rights Conference

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Special meeting regarding Lingaram Kodopi

Thick iron bars never did stop anyone from fighting for their people, fear did. This note is being written from a position of fear. To begin simply- so that the inherently complex reality remains clear, there is a man in jail who happens to be an adivasi boy named Lingaram Kodopi. As everyone knows, Linga [...]

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Tehelka: Four custodial deaths daily over the last decade

A report by the Asian Centre for Human Rights (ACHR) has brought into sharp focus the issue of custodial deaths again. According to the report, “Torture in India 2011”, four custodial deaths occurred daily over the past decade.

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