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Irom Sharmila’s re-arrest a mockery of her right to free expression

22 August 2014
Instead of engaging with the important issues Sharmila is raising, the Manipur govt has disappointingly returned to its old ways of muffling dissent.

Court orders release of Prisoner of Conscience Irom Sharmila

19 August 2014
The Manipur East Sessions Court ruled that authorities had failed to establish that Irom Sharmila had intended to commit suicide.

Lan​​dmark Bombay court directions to prevent torture must be adopted across India

19 August 2014
This progressive ruling must spur other measures to end the widespread police torture in India.

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Robin Williams – friend of Amnesty and comic artist genius. RIP.

27 August 2014
Like all great artists, Robin Williams realised that artists had a responsibility to do something with their art to bring about the kind of world in which rights are respected and human potential can flourish.

Military injustice: Both US and India ‘left in the dark’

27 August 2014
Both the US and India have failed to hold accountable military personnel who have committed human rights violations.

The release and rearrest of Irom Sharmila: A cyclical farce?

26 August 2014
In this farcical 14 year cycle of release and re-arrest, will Sharmila ever return to that sense of normalcy that she yearns for?

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Amnesty International India’s Thanksgiving

Where: Sri Krishna Gana Sabha, 20, Maharajapuram Santhanam Road, T. Nagar Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600017.
When: Sunday 11 May, 4:00 pm

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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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