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Vigil for BK16 at Indian Consulate on Friday, 12/10

Date & Time
December 10, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST
Indian Consulate
3 East 64th Street
New York, NY 10065 United States

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Amnesty’s Local Group 26 in New York has taken on the case of the BK16 and would like to invite anyone in the NYC area to participate in a Vigil in front of the Indian consulate on Human Rights Day, December 10th from 12pm to 2pm.

In order to make this event a success, we are looking for at least 10 people to commit to show up on Friday Dec 10 – will you be one of them?

You can find more information about this case below. Please also feel free to share this invite with others who are interested in upholding the Human Rights of this group.

The Need: AI Members, concerned members of the Indian Diaspora, and other peaceful human rights advocates.
The Cause: The unjust and unconstitutional imprisonment/house arrest without trial of 16 human rights defenders by the Indian National Government, a Prisoners of Conscience case officially cited by Amnesty International (one prisoner, an elderly Catholic Priest and Rights Advocate, has already died while under Government care).
The Mission: To obtain the immediate and unconditional release of these 15 human rights advocates. A copy of a letter Group 26 members have sent to Indian Government officials demanding action is also attached.
The Date: Friday, December 10th – International Human rights Day.
The Place: Indian Consulate, 3 East 64th Street, NYC
The Time: 12:00 – 2:00 pm EST

RSVP: Email [email protected]

Some hand-made signs may be available. Demonstrators are encouraged to make their own relevant and peace-focused signs and bring them to the event.


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