June 2, 2017

Urgent Action: Activists Held Under Administrative Detention (India: UA 128.17)


G Thirumurugan Gandhi, D Arun Kumar, M Tyson, and Ilamaran were arrested on 21 May 2017 for attempting to stage a peaceful memorial for Tamils killed in the final stages of the civil war in Sri Lanka. Currently detained under a Tamil Nadu administrative detention law, they are at risk of being held without charge or trial for 12 months.

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G Thirumurugan Gandhi, D Arun Kumar, M Tyson, and Ilamaran were arrested on 21 May 2017 for attempting to stage a peaceful memorial for Tamils killed in the final stages of the civil war in Sri Lanka. Currently detained under a Tamil Nadu administrative detention law, they are at risk of being held without charge or trial for 12 months.

1) TAKE ACTION
Write a letter, send an email, call, fax or tweet:

  • Release G Thirumurugan Gandhi, D Arun Kumar, M Tyson, and Ilamaran from administrative detention or charge them with recognizable criminal offenses, and guarantee them a fair trial which meets international standards;
  • Drop all charges against the men relating to peaceful demonstrations they had organized or participated in;
  • End the use of administrative detention under the Tamil Nadu Goondas Act or any other legislation, and repeal all laws that facilitate the use of administrative detention

Contact these two officials by 14 July, 2017:

Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu
Edappadi K Palaniswami
Chief Minister’s Office Secretariat, Chennai 600009, Tamil Nadu, India
Email: [email protected] or
[email protected]
Fax: +91 44 25670930
Salutation: Dear Chief Minister

Ambassador H.E. Navtej Sarna, Embassy of India
2107 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Washington DC 20008
Phone: 202 939 7000
Fax: 202 265 4351
Contact Form: https://www.indianembassy.org/pages.php?id=15
Twitter: @IndianEmbassyUS
Salutation: Dear Ambassador

2) LET US KNOW YOU TOOK ACTION
Click here to let us know if you took action on this case! This is Urgent Action 128.17
Here’s why it is so important to report your actions: we record the actions taken on each case—letters, emails, calls and tweets—and use that information in our advocacy.

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