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The world in brief, North West Arkansas

North West Arkansas 12 July 2020 Police say suspect killed in flee attempt LUCKNOW, India — A top suspect in dozens of crimes, including the killings of eight police officers last week, was fatally shot Friday in police custody while allegedly trying to flee, officials said. Vikas Dubey snatched a gun from officers after their […]

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Making the State Culpable, India Legal

India Legal  11 July 2020 By Inderjit Badhwar  The brutal torture-murder of the father-son duo, P Jayaraj and J Benicks, by the Tuticorin (Tamil Nadu) police and subsequent arrest of some of the alleged perpetrators following a national outrage of protests has focused renewed attention on the latest report of the National Campaign Against Torture […]

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India’s George Floyds: custodial deaths raise question of who’s policing the police, South China Morning Post

South China Morning Post 09 July 2020 By Vasudevan Sridharan Bennicks Immanuel and J Jayaraj died from their injuries after allegedly being tortured following their arrest for breaking coronavirus lockdown rules Activists say theirs were just two of many deaths in police custody in India, raising questions over police brutality, impunity and the need for reform […]

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Seventeen years since Khwaja Yunus died in Mumbai Police custody, Indian cops still unaccountable for custodial deaths, Firstpost

Firstpost 07 July 2020 In a depressing continuation of the widespread practice of custodial torture, P Jayaraj, 59, and J Fenix, 31, died gruesome deaths in Thoothukudi last month The outrage and debates around the chilling custodial deaths of a father-son duo in Tamil Nadu sound a bit too familiar to Sayyad Khwaja Hussain, 50. “It […]