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India: Fear for safety/ Prisoner of Conscience

, Index number: ASA 20/008/2002

On 25 June, B. N. Jagdish, (m), Human rights defender was picked up by police at a bus stop in the state of Madhya Pradesh. He has not been seen since. Amnesty International fears that he is being kept in illegal detention and that he may be at risk of torture or ill-treatment. The organization considers B.N. Jagdish a prisoner of conscience, detained solely for his legitimate activities for the NBA.

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