Gautam Navlakha
Indian political prisoners, Varavara Rao and G.N. Saibaba face grave health risks

79-year-old Varavara Rao has contracted COVID-19 and G.N. Saibaba, who is 90% disabled, is in a prison where a large number of cases have been reported.

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

Gautam Navlakha’s struggle for justice

Indian activist and journalist Gautam Navlakha is in prison as part of what many observers have termed a crackdown on dissent in India. The 68-year-old has been fighting a years-long legal battle against the Indian state.

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

War and peace in the time of COVID-19

Anything which distracts us from what needs to be done to mitigate the suffering of India’s overworked and underpaid working class, is not worth pursuing

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.

India’s Supreme Court rejects pre-arrest bail plea of activist Gautam Navlakha, scholar Anand Teltumbde

They are accused of instigating violence and having links with a banned Maoist party. Both Gautam Navlakha and Anand Teltumbde have been vocal critics of the ruling far-right Bharatiya Janata Party and its Hindu supremacist ideological framework

Political Prisoners Political freedom in 2018: How governments responded to dissent this year

From terror plots to national security threats, political dissenters faced several charges and labels for raising their voice and questioning excessive power

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