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Voices of Amnesty

Voices Of Amnesty - Jafferkhanpet,Chennai

Where: Corporation Community Centre. Vadivel Naikhan Street, Near Kasi Theatre, Chennai
When: Sunday 14 September, 11:00 am

Voices Of Amnesty - Villivakkam,Chennai

Where: SIDCO nagar, Corporation community centre, SIDCO Nagar Main road, Near sub registrar office. Villivakkam
When: Sunday 14 September, 4:00 pm

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News

Iran ‘Happy’ dancers sentenced to jail and flogging in flagrant assault on freedom of expression

19 September 2014
91 lashes and jail time. This is the punishment for six Iranian dancers who filmed a homemade video of the Pharell Williams song "Happy"

Supreme Court order on undertrials must spur systemic changes

05 September 2014
"The Supreme Court’s order is inspiring and welcome,” said Divya Iyer, Research Manager at Amnesty International India.

Indigenous and Dalit communities at risk of forced evictions in Chhattisgarh

04 September 2014
SECL, a subsidiary of Coal India Limited has been given permission to expand production at its coal mine in Korba that could lead to the eviction of over 5000 people in over 18 villages in Korba.

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Blogs

For many undertrials, it’s a long walk to freedom

18 September 2014
Section 436A was enacted in 2005 to reduce overcrowding and ensure that poor undertrials do not languish in jails for long periods. Nine years down the line, there are still certain systemic failings that impair the effective implementation of Section 436A.

“Don’t they know that winter is coming?” Frustration and fear among Iraq’s displaced

16 September 2014
Everywhere in northern Iraq thousands of people driven from their homes by the conflict are now struggling to survive in grim conditions. As winter approaches it can only get worse.

5 things the ‘Mary Kom’ movie gets right

12 September 2014
While the movie leaves much to be desired, here are a few things 'Mary Kom' did address.

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Successes

Juveniles detained under the draconian PSA released

Urgent Action appeals were issued calling for the release of juveniles who had been detained under the Public Safety Act.

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