01/18/2018

Urgent Action: Two Indigenous Activists Face Life Imprisonment (India: UA 3.18)


Adivasi activists Judhishtira Jena and Babula Samal have been arrested for their role in the resistance to forced acquisition of land for a steel plant. Both men also face numerous other cases, some of which are with regard to alleged actions ten years ago. If convicted, they could face life imprisonment.

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Adivasi activists Judhishtira Jena and Babula Samal have been arrested for their role in the resistance to forced acquisition of land for a steel plant. Both men also face numerous other cases, some of which are with regard to alleged actions ten years ago. If convicted, they could face life imprisonment.

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

  • Release Judhishtira Jena and Babula Samal, and drop all politically motivated charges against them;
  • Drop all politically motivated criminal cases against other activists, and end the repression of communities in the project area;
  • Process individual and community forest rights claims before putting the acquired land to any other use.

Contact these two officials by 1 March, 2018:

Chief Minister of Odisha
Naveen Patnaik
Odisha Secretariat
3rd Floor
Bhubaneshwar-751001
Odisha, India
Phone: +91674-2530700
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://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 3.18
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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