05/04/2018

Urgent Action Update: Administrative Detention Term Extended for Activist (India: UA 248.17)


Human rights defender Chandrashekhar Azad ‘Ravan’ has been held in administrative detention for over six months and, following a decision by the High Court on 26 April 2018, will continue to be detained without charge until August 2018. Under the National Security Act, he is at risk of being detained for up to 12 months without charge or trial.

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Human rights defender Chandrashekhar Azad ‘Ravan’ has been held in administrative detention for over six months and, following a decision by the High Court on 26 April 2018, will continue to be detained without charge until August 2018. Under the National Security Act, he is at risk of being detained for up to 12 months without charge or trial.

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

  • To immediately and unconditionally release Chandrashekhar Azad from administrative detention, and accord him a fair trial in accordance with international human rights standards;
  • Pending his release, to ensure Chandrashekhar Azad is not subjected to torture or other ill-treatment;
  • End the use of administrative detention under the National Security Act or any other law in force.

Contact these two officials by 15 June, 2018:

Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh
Yogi Adityanath
Chief Minister, Uttar Pradesh
Room No.- 306, (Third Floor)
Lal Bahadur Shastri Bhawan,
Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
India 226001
Fax: +91-522- 2239234
Email: [email protected]
Salutation: Dear Chief Minister

Ambassador H.E. Navtej Sarna, Embassy of India
2107 Massachusetts Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20008
Phone: 1 202 939 7000 | Fax: 1 202 265 4351
Email: [email protected]
Twitter: @NavtejSarna
Facebook: https://goo.gl/FxcMH7
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 248.17
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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