October 23, 2017

Urgent Action: Death Threats For Human Rights Lawyer (India: UA 243.17)


Dalit lawyer and human rights defender, Rajat Kalsan, faces fabricated charges and death threats due to his work defending Dalit communities in Haryana state. Forced to suspend his legal practice and leave his home town, he faces life imprisonment if convicted of the charges.

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Dalit lawyer and human rights defender, Rajat Kalsan, faces fabricated charges and death threats due to his work defending Dalit communities in Haryana state. Forced to suspend his legal practice and leave his home town, he faces life imprisonment if convicted of the charges.

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

  • Drop all politically motivated cases against Rajat Kalsan;
  • In consultation and agreement with Rajat Kalsan, promptly implement measures to guarantee his safety and enable the continuation of his work;
  • Immediately conduct a prompt, thorough and impartial investigation into the threats and attacks against Rajat Kalsan, and bring suspected perpetrators to trial, according to international fair trial standards.

Contact below officials by 4 December, 2017:
District Superintendent of Police
Manisha Choudhary
Police Line Hissar,
Hisar, Haryana 125001
Tel: +91 1662-232307
Email: [email protected]
Salutation: Dear Madam

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
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