June 15, 2017

Urgent Action: University Students Arrested After Protest (India: UA 145.17)


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Eight university students and three members of a political party’s student wing in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh have been in detention since 7 June. The students had participated in a protest against the Lucknow University and the state Chief Minister by carrying black flags and trying to block the state Chief Minister’s convoy. A local court in Lucknow has denied them bail.

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

  • Immediately and unconditionally release all the arrested students, and drop all charges against them, as they are being detained solely for exercising their rights to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly;
  • Pending their release, ensure that students are protected from torture and other ill-treatment;
  • Respect and protect the rights of all people in the state to freedom of expression and freedom of peaceful assembly.

Contact these two officials before 27 July, 2017:

Chief Minister
Yogi Adityanath
Chief Minister, Uttar Pradesh
Room No.- 306, (Third Floor)
Lal Bahadur Shastri Bhawan, Lucknow
Uttar Pradesh- 226001
Fax: +91-522-2239234
Email: cmup@nic.in
Salutation: Dear Sir

Ambassador H.E. Navtej Sarna
Embassy of India
2107 Massachusetts Ave. NW
Washington DC 20008
Phone: 202 939 7000
Fax: 202 265 4351
Email: navtej.sarna@gmail.com
Twitter: @IndianEmbassyUS
Salutation: Dear Ambassador

2) LET US KNOW YOU TOOK ACTION
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