India: Detained Orissa leader faces false charges

India: Detained Orissa leader faces false charges

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Index Number: ASA 20/050/2011
Date Published: 16 December 2011
Categories: India

On 25 November 2011, Abhay Sahoo, a political leader of the Communist Party of India in the eastern state of Orissa, was detained and falsely charged in order to stop his campaigning. He has led a seven-year-long campaign against forcible acquisition of common lands of local farmers for a $12 billion plant for South Korean steel giant POSCO.


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