UN experts call on India to immediately release rights defenders, arrested for protesting against changes to the nation’s citizenship laws. The arrests seem designed to send a chilling message that criticism of government policies will not be tolerated

GENEVA (26 June 2020) – UN experts* today called on India to immediately release human rights defenders who have been arrested for protesting against changes to the nation’s citizenship laws. “These defenders, many of them students, appear to have been arrested simply because they exercised their right to denounce and protest against the CAA (CitizenshipContinue reading “UN experts call on India to immediately release rights defenders, arrested for protesting against changes to the nation’s citizenship laws. The arrests seem designed to send a chilling message that criticism of government policies will not be tolerated”