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Amnesty International News Service 118/94
2 June 1994

1. India: AI welcomes possible legal amendment making judicial inquiries mandatory in all cases of death in police custody.

Report       NWS 11/118/1994

India: Deaths in custody in 1993
31 May 1994

There continues to be concern at the number of reports of custodial death as a result of torture or medical neglect, despite official condemnations at the ...

Report       ASA 20/002/1994

Follow-up to Medical Letter Writing Action (ASA 20/14/94, 9 ...
30 May 1994

On 9 May 1994 AI reported the case of a young man, Jugataram, in the state of Rajasthan who had his penis severed by police officers while held at ...

Report       ASA 20/017/1994

UA 201/94 - India: unacknowledged detention / fear of " ...
24 May 1994

Sukhwinder Singh Bhatti has not been seen since he was abducted by armed men from a bus travelling to his home village of Badbar on 12 May 1994 ...

Urgent Action       ASA 20/018/1994

Further information on UA 61/94 (ASA 20/06/94, 18 February) ...
23 May 1994

Surjit Singh and Bhinda Singh were reportedly released at the end of February. Sukhwinder Singh, however, reportedly remains in detention without ...

Urgent Action       ASA 20/016/1994

Amnesty International News Service 98/94
9 May 1994

1. India: Amnesty International calls for release of prisoners of conscience. 2. China: Arrests continue as China's parliament considers new legislation ...

Report       NWS 11/098/1994

India (Rajasthan): medical letter writing action: Jugataram
8 May 1994

According to press reports Jugataram, aged 29, was taken into police custody for questioning in the town of Barmer on 2 February 1994. On 5 February ...

Report       ASA 20/014/1994

UA 169/94 - India: "disappearance" / fear of torture: Sherpal
27 April 1994

Sherpal, thought to be a member of the Baveriya caste, has "disappeared" after being detained by police on 4 February 1994 in Uttar Pradesh. He was ...

Urgent Action       ASA 20/013/1994

UA 155/94 - India: death penalty: Dhananjoy Chatterjee
19 April 1994

Dhananjoy Chatterjee was sentenced to death in August 1991 for rape and murder. The High Court and the Supreme Court have both upheld his sentence ...

Urgent Action       ASA 20/012/1994

Further information on UA 134/94 (ASA 20/10/94, 6 April 1994 ...
12 April 1994

Ranbir Singh, six-year-old son of Kanwar Singh Dhami and Kuldip Kaur, was released on 4 April. His parents remain in detention: it is reported that on ...

Urgent Action       ASA 20/011/1994