India: Torture, rape and deaths in custody
This report describes in detail AI's concerns about torture, including rape, and deaths in custody in India. AI has recorded 415 deaths in detention since 1987; in each case the evidence suggests that the victims had been beaten or otherwise tortured. Torture and deaths in custody appear to be widespread in areas where the government faces armed opposition - Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab, Assam and the northeast states - where it can be used to obtain confessions and gather intelligence, as well as to deter or to avenge attacks by armed groups. Adivasis (tribal people), dalits (members of scheduled castes) and members of minority groups, e.g. Muslims, feature prominently among the victims. Women from these groups, including young girls, are reportedly frequently raped in detention.
Choose a language to view report
- Write for Rights 2018 Campaign Report
- GREECE: OBSERVATIONS ON THE RIGHT TO CONSCIENTIOUS OBJECTION - “SERIOUS VIOLATIONS OF GREECE’S OBLIGATIONS TOWARDS CONSCIENTIOUS OBJECTORS REMAIN UNADDRESSED IN PROPOSED BILL DESPITE SOME POSITIVE STEPS”
- Ukraine: Oral statement: Item 10 Interactive Dialogue on the High Commissioner’s oral report on Ukraine