Success Stories

Pretrial Detention - Impacts and Successes

Pretrial Detention - Impacts and Successes

6/11/2015

Amnesty International India has, as a part of the advocacy work on this project, engaged with the Executive, Prisons Department and the Judiciary since June 2013 resulting in some significant impacts and successes.

5 undertrial prisoners Amnesty International India helped release

5 undertrial prisoners Amnesty International India helped release

5/11/2015

Case stories of 5 undertrial prisoners who had spent considerable time in prisons without a

CIC orders Tihar jail to release prisoner information based on our second appeal

CIC orders Tihar jail to release prisoner information based on our second appeal

3/09/2015

The Central Information Commission has directed the Tihar Jail authorities to give ‘release related’ information to undertrial prisoners to enable them to be released.

4,00,000 voices and still counting.

4,00,000 voices and still counting.

12/05/2015

Amnesty International India launched a public campaign in October 2014 ahead of the 30th anniversary of the 1984 Sikh Massacre urging the Indian government to establish an independent team to reinvestigate the cases, and demanding that authorities bring to justice all those responsible for the massacre – whether they are political leaders, police or government officials.

Human rights activists Jaison and Thushar released

Human rights activists Jaison and Thushar released

12/05/2015

In India, 40,000 Amnesty mobile supporters received a recorded voice call on their phone telling them about the case and urging them to demand that the Chief Minister of Kerala - Oommen Chandy - drop all the charges against them and release them immediately. An online action was created and promoted through Amnesty India’s social media platforms. 5593 mobile and online signatures were collected and submitted to the Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy.

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