06/28/2018

Urgent Action Update: Activist Made to Sign False Written Statement (India: UA 74.18)


Human rights defender Pavitri Manjhi says that on 13 June 2018, a police officer visited her home in Benghari village, Chhattisgarh state and compelled her to sign a false written statement. Despite her filing official complaints about the ongoing threats, intimidation and harassment Pavitri Manjhi faces, police have not yet registered her case for investigation.

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Human rights defender Pavitri Manjhi says that on 13 June 2018, a police officer visited her home in Benghari village, Chhattisgarh state and compelled her to sign a false written statement. Despite her filing official complaints about the ongoing threats, intimidation and harassment Pavitri Manjhi faces, police have not yet registered her case for investigation.

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

  • Provide adequate security to Pavitri Manjhi and other Adivasi villagers from harassment and intimidation, in consultation with them;
  • Investigate any complaints of harassment, threats and intimidation of Adivasi villagers, and bring those responsible to justice in fair trials;
  • Investigate the complaints of unlawful dispossession of land, and bring those responsible to justice in fair trials.

Contact these two officials by 25 May, 2018:
Minister of Tribal Affairs
Shri Jual Oram
Ministry of Tribal Affairs, Shastri Bhavan
New Delhi, India – 110001
Phone: +91 112 338 8482
Fax: + 91 112 307 0577
Email : [email protected]
Salutation: Dear 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://www.facebook.com/IndiaInUSA
Salutation: Dear Ambassador

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