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India: Joint Open Letter to the Indian Government calling for the release of human rights defenders at risk

, Index number: ASA 20/2395/2020

In this joint open letter several national and international civil society organizations call for the release of human rights defenders at risk in the context of COVID-19. They are detained under the highly repressive Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA). One of them, Safoora Zargar, who was arrested simply for protesting against discriminatory laws, is four months pregnant and needs to be released urgently.

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