November 10, 2017

Urgent Action: Dalit Rights Activist Held Without Charge (India: UA 248.17)


Chandrasekhar Azad, a prominent Dalit rights activist from Uttar Pradesh, India, has been held in administrative detention since 3 November 2017, the day after he was granted bail following over four months in prison. 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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Chandrasekhar Azad, a prominent Dalit rights activist from Uttar Pradesh, India, has been held in administrative detention since 3 November 2017, the day after he was granted bail following over four months in prison. 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 Chandrasekhar Azad from administrative detention, and accord him a fair trial in accordance with international human rights standards;
  • Pending his release, to ensure Chandrasekhar Azad is not subjected to torture or other ill-treatment;
  • To end the use of administrative detention under the National Security Act or any other law in force.

Contact these two officials by 22 December, 2017:

Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh
Yogi Adityanath
Chief Minister, Uttar Pradesh
Room No.- 306, (Third Floor)
Lal Bahadur Shastri Bhawan,
Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh 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: @NatvejSarna
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Navtej.Sarna.Author/?hc_ref=ART20iomMeFY-4xH_Rl3zsnCfOPx-Jy89rFknA1xMqqcBPsdjsBYSbMxWdQYHRFK2w8
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

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