TAGS: End Unlawful Detention, Individuals at Risk, Security with Human Rights, Urgent Action Network • Censorship and Free Speech, Detention and Imprisonment, Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, Housing and Forced Eviction, Human Rights Defenders, Illegal and Indefinite Detention, Poverty and Human Rights, Security and Human Rights, Torture • Asia and the Pacific, India •
Good News! – India: Human Rights Activists Released on Bail (UA 52/15)
Human rights activists Jaison C Cooper and Thushar Nirmal Sarathy were released on bail on 16 March, after being arrested on suspicion of being involved in unlawful activities because they had ‘proMaoist’ materials in their homes. Amnesty International’s campaign for them was highlighted in several media reports in India, and may have contributed to raising awareness about their arbitrary detention.