March 24, 2016

India: Release Journalist Prabhat Singh (UA 69/16)


 
A journalist from the central Indian state of Chhattisgarh has been arrested and charged for allegedly sharing a message on Whatsapp criticising the state police. If convicted he could face up to three years of imprisonment.

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A journalist from the central Indian state of Chhattisgarh has been arrested and charged for allegedly sharing a message on Whatsapp criticising the state police. If convicted he could face up to three years of imprisonment.  
 
1) Please write immediately in Hindi, English or your own language:
  • Calling on the Chhattisgarh government to release Prabhat Singh immediately and unconditionally;
  • Calling for an independent investigation into allegations of torture of Prabhat Singh while in custody. 
2) For the full Urgent Action, including appeal addresses and further information, please click on the Word or PDF version below.
 
3) Please let us know if you took action so that we can track our impact!
  • EITHER send a short email to [email protected] with “UA 69/16” in the subject line, and include in the body of the email the number of letters and/or emails you sent,
  • OR fill out this short online form to let us know how you took action.
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