Crackdown on dissent
(Part 2) India’s internal emergency: A brutal chapter in authoritarianism

This period saw a sustained and brutal attack on democratic rights with the poor and the working class suffering the most.

India’s internal emergency: A brutal chapter in authoritarianism

On the 45th anniversary of the imposition of India’s notorious internal emergency, we take a look at what led to that decision and the impact it had on the country’s democracy

gautam navlakha update India Indian rights groups demand bail for political prisoners

The letter by prominent human rights organizations comes days after reports emerged of the appalling conditions in the quarantine facility in the State of Maharashtra in which activist Gautam Navlakha is currently lodged in

Bhima Koregaon case: A comprehensive timeline

The case thoroughly exposes the oppressive right-wing domination of the Indian political and legal institutions, and highlights the looming threats to the constitution and human rights in the country

Elgar Parishad Case: Tracking India’s crackdown on dissent

Two years have passed since the arrest of activists in India as part of the Bhima Koregaon case. The case is emblematic in the growing wave of repression against human rights and leftist activists in India

AMU student arrested India Amid lockdown, dissenting voices choked in Indian universities

Two student-activists of the Aligarh Muslim University were apprehended by the police in the State of Uttar Pradesh on May 28. With a growing number of such arrests, human rights defenders in India are raising concern about the ongoing COVID-19 crisis being used to target critics of the government and control dissent

Algeria hirak protests Hirak protests continue across Algeria in solidarity with political prisoners

Close to 50 political detainees, most of them arrested for opposing the government and participating in the popular Hirak protests, remain in custody in Algeria

Ibrahim Gökçek death Turkey Second member of persecuted Turkish leftist folk band dies, days after ending hunger strike

Ibrahim Gökçek’s death follows the deaths of another band member along with an ally in April, who were both also on hunger strikes to protest the state persecution of the band stemming from the crackdown carried out by the Turkish government in retaliation to the failed 2016 coup

The anatomy of a crackdown: How activists are being targeted in India

The arrest of Gautam Navlakha and Anand Teltumbde is the latest in a series of steps aimed at cracking down on dissent in India

Crackdown on activists continues in India amid COVID-19

Gautam Navlakha and Anand Teltumbde, both civil rights activists, surrendered to Indian authorities on April 14 in a case which has been widely and severely criticized as being unfounded.

Iraq protests 10 protesters killed in violent crackdown by Iraqi security forces

Nearly 150 protesters were also injured in the crackdown by security forces on Monday and Tuesday. Since the beginning of the protests on October 1, 2019, more than 500 people have been killed and over 25,000 injured

Sedition charges against signatories of open letter to PM Modi withdrawn Sedition charges against signatories of open letter to PM Modi withdrawn

49 renowned public figures, including artists, intellectuals and activists, had been charged with sedition for writing an open letter to the prime minister, calling for an end to the mob lynching of Dalits, Muslims and other minorities

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