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How the Indian state neglects the health of political prisoners

84 year old human rights activist, priest and political prisoner Stan Swamy died in hospital on July 5 in India. Many have called his death an ‘institutional murder’ and a ‘custodial killing.’

Conservatives in the lead as millions of Iranians head to the polls and other stories

Today we look at the presidential elections in Iran, the release of 3 Indian student activists after over a year in detention, and more

Sedition, dissent and the rights of accused

The law of sedition was introduced in India by the British.

Under the cover of the pandemic, states cracked down even harder

Despite promises to focus all efforts towards combating the pandemic, many states used the pretext of the lockdown to intensify repression of people’s movements and dissenting voices

Protest against custodial death Kashmir Alleged custodial killing triggers protests in northern Kashmir

The family of 23-year-old Irfan Ahmad Dar said he was killed in cold blood while in police custody even as the police claim he escaped. The alleged custodial killing triggered protests in northern Kashmir

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