Action of the Month

INDIA: Protect human rights defenders at risk in Chhattisgarth:

"He used to face a lot of threats because of his work. I used to tell him to be careful and once even told him to find another profession. But he always told me he was helping others and was not afraid of anyone. He has been framed by the state police." [Poonam Yadav, Santosh Yadav's wife]

Santosh Yadav, a freelance journalist based in Bastar, was arrested by the Chhattisgarth police on September 2015 for allegedly being part of the banned Communist Party of India (Maoist) armed group. Santosh Yadav reported on abuses by security forces and Maoist armed groups in the region. He was a local stringer for regional and national newspapers. Santosh Yadav's reports put a spotlight on the harassment of Adivasis by the state police. It was his refusal to toe the state line that eventually led to his arrest. AI India has produced a petition on his case.

Please take part in this Amnesty India campaign.

The group in action

Next Group Meeting

The next group meeting will take place on Monday, 13th June 2016, at 7:30 pm at the Community room in Sainsbury's in Portswood. The meetings are open to the public: please come and join us.

Topic of the meeting: Campaigning using social media. Speaker: Alex Reuer, Amnesty Media Support Officer for the South.

For directions to the meeting venue please follow this link.

For more information about the meeting please contact us.