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Azaadi Ki Justajoo: Natasha & Devangana’s Family & Friends Come Together In Grief & Dissent

by : Isheeta Sharma & Vaidehi Gautam* “Once a people arise, they never go away.” -James Baldwin To mark over a year of the unlawful incarceration of Devangana Kalita and Natasha Narwal under the draconian UAPA, Kalita and Narwal’s friends,… Continue Reading →

Let us intensify our protests: Thirumurugan Gandhi from Puzhal Prison

Thirumurugan Gandhi, the convenor of ‘May 17 Movement‘. May 17 Movement is a prominent Tamil National Civil rights activist group fighting for the rights of Tamils in particular Eelam Tamils. It was formed in May 2009 during the war in Sri Lanka when… Continue Reading →

Torture is an ‘expanding scourge’ in Asia

by Phil Robertson June 26, 2014 In several countries across Asia, torture is used on a regular basis. Bringing perpetrators to justice is notoriously hard, especially in nations where the practice is state-sanctioned, HRW’s Phil Robertson tells DW. Inflicting pain… Continue Reading →

They beat me till I fell unconscious… When I woke up, it began all over again #Torture

  By Yogesh Sadhwani, Mumbai Mirror | May 21, 2014, 12.28 AM IST Leonard Valdaris, whose son Agnelo (inset) died in police custody, and Agnelo’s friends who were sexually abused by cops Friends of custodial death victim, picked up for minor theft, reveal… Continue Reading →

How ‘Unlawful’ I Was! – An Experiential Lesson on the UAPA #mustread

An Experiential Lesson on the UAPA Vol – XLIX No. 15, April 12, 2014 | B Anuradha Despite the claim that the Act came into force to prevent unlawful activities that challenge sovereignty and integrity of the country, the Unlawful Activities (Prevention)… Continue Reading →

Prison Baby Revisits Jails to Support Incarcerated

By Deborah Jiang Stein WeNews guest author Sunday, March 16, 2014 Deborah Jiang Stein was born in prison and now she’s back in a new role. “The women feel safe telling their stories in this circle. A corner of their… Continue Reading →

#Sundayreading – From the Pen of the Resistance : The Lalgarh Uprising

[This is a book review, written by Bernard D’Mello, that was published in EPW. For obtaining a copy of the book, please contact us : communications [at] sanhati [dot] com -Ed] Letters from Lalgarh by the People’s Committee Against Police Atrocities, edited and translated by… Continue Reading →

The Science of Solitary Confinement

    By Joseph Stromberg Source: smithsonianmag.com  February 25, 2014   Picture MetLife Stadium, the New Jersey venue that hosted the Super Bowl earlier this month. It seats 82,556 people in total, making it the largest stadium in the NFL. Imagine… Continue Reading →

Arun Ferreira – Torture and Human Rights Violations of Political Prisoners

  Vivek BendreArun Ferreira after his release from Nagpur Central Jail on February 4. ARUN FERREIRA was neither a firebrand activist nor a rabble-rouser. Rather, he was known for his work among the poor and the marginalised. So his arrest in 2007… Continue Reading →

#India – Do you know why 83% of convicts are from backward classes?

Why 83% of convicts in India are from backward classes? 11 Feb 2014 09:02 PM, IST   Tihar Central Jail (Photo – The Hindu)   By Mumtaz Alam, India Tomorrow New Delhi, 11 Feb 2014: By the end of year… Continue Reading →

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