India: A pattern of unlawful killings by the Gujarat police: Urgent need for effective investigations

India: A pattern of unlawful killings by the Gujarat police: Urgent need for effective investigations

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Index Number: ASA 20/011/2007
Date Published: 24 May 2007
Categories: Asia And The Pacific, India

Amnesty International today issued an urgent call for independent, impartial and thorough investigations into at least 31 unlawful killings, including those of so-called "terrorist" suspects reported to have been carried out by police officers in Gujarat since 2002. The call follows an admission by the Gujarat state government that senior officers of the state police were directly involved in the killing of Sohrabuddin Shaikh, and his wife, Kausar Bi, in 2005. The admission came as a result of the intervention of India's Supreme Court which ordered continued investigations into this case.


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