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Julian Assange is being ‘arbitrarily held’, UN panel to say

  4 February 2016 Out of media player. Press enter to return or tab to continue. Media captionIs Julian Assange leaving the Ecuadorean embassy? A UN panel will conclude Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is being “arbitrarily detained” in the UK,… Continue Reading →

#Goodnews – Gujarat anti-terror bill withdrawn; President Pranab Mukherjee rejects draconian legislation

  The bill was a revised version of Gujarat Control of Organised Crime Bill (GUJCOC), which was introduced by then Chief Minister Narendra Modi himself. It was earlier rejected in 2004 by then President Dr APJ Abdul Kalam. Activists have… Continue Reading →

Indian activist Henri Tiphagne selected for Amnesty human rights award

Indian activist and lawyer Henri Tiphagne has won the Amnesty International Human Rights Award 2016. Amnesty International Germany will confer the 8th award on him in April. The award and 10,000 euros will be given to him on 25 April at the Maxim Gorki Theatre in Berlin… Continue Reading →

SC: Is #AFSPA in Manipur eternal ?

      Dhananjay Mahapatra | TNN NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Thursday asked the Manipur government how long the Army should be deployed in the state and enjoy unaccountable power under the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) and whether 35… Continue Reading →

Bombay HC slams Maharashtra on custodial deaths, asks it to install CCTVs in 6 weeks

Bombay High Court Wed, 13 Jan 2016-09:15pm , Mumbai , PTI Prosecutor Sandeep Shinde argued that currently the process of inviting tenders for installing CCTV cameras is on and an expert committee was slated to meet today to decide on… Continue Reading →

Tamils Still ‘Tortured’ In Sri Lanka: Rights Groups

THE CITIZEN BUREAU  A Tamil woman NEW DELHI: Two rights groups have alleged that Tamils, an ethnic minority in Sri Lanka who had waged a civil war in the country, continue to face torture. The allegations have come a year after… Continue Reading →

Fight for what’s left: The story of Jiten Marandi, the Jharkhand activist

Jiten Marandi, the Jharkhand activist whose arrest and trial inspired Chaitanya Tamhane’s award-winning film Court, now helps other prisoners seek justice. Written by Dipti Nagpaul | Jharkhand | Updated: January 10, 2016 7:30 am Activist Jiten Marandi (Photo: Manob Chowdhury)Jiten Marandi fiddles… Continue Reading →

SUCH A LONG JOURNEY: Arun Ferreira from a prisoner to a Lawyer

By Alka Dhupkar, Mumbai Mirror | Jan 8, 2016, 02.00 AM IST SUCH A LONG JOURNEY: Arun Ferreira when he was arrested (inset); (above) at his office in Fort The ‘Bandra boy’s’ brutal run-in with the law prompts a transformational career choice. Arun… Continue Reading →

Statement of condemnation of the order to send Dr. G.N. Saibaba back to prison

We the undersigned are shocked to hear the news that Dr. G.N Saibaba’s application for permanent bail was rejected today by the Nagpur Bench of Bombay High Court. What is further appalling is that the High Court has also dismissed… Continue Reading →

Malawi Maximum – Security Prisoners Score Surprise Grammy Nomination

rom Malawi, most of whom face life sentences, named contenders in prestigious awards. Teo Kermeliotis | 0 Inmates at Malawi’s Zomba Prison in Malawi have received a Grammy nomination for this year’s awards [Marilena Delli/Al Jazeera] They are housed in a crammed,… Continue Reading →

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