Andhra Pradesh has been infamous for extrajudicial executions in the context of countering the Naxalites. Torture has been an integral part. The National Human Rights Commission registered cases against 80 deaths in police custody during 2009-2010 to 2018-19, six cases of custodial rapes reported between 2014 and 2016 and 765 deaths in judicial custody. Apart from torture in Andhra Pradesh, this newsletter reports about torture in India during July 2019, actions of the judiciary and the NHRIs against torture during July 2019 and International Action against Torture during July 2019.
India’s Covid-19 Lockdown: Unprovoked Police Beating, Unwarranted Deaths & Uninterrupted Repression report provides detailed description and analysis of arrest, torture and deaths at the hands of police; deaths of the migrant workers while returning home; repression on doctors, journalists and activists during Covid-19 in India; and examines the role of the judiciary during the pandemic. […]
The 6th session (23 July- 10 August 2018) of the UN Committee against Torture opened in Geneva on 23 July 2018. At the time of writing this report, the CAT has concluded consideration of the periodic reports of Mauritania, Russia, Chile, and Seychelles. A. Committee against Torture examines the report of Mauritania On 25 July […]
In May 2018, the UN bodies took a number of actions for the prevention of torture. A. UN Committee Against Torture: Tajikistan On 18 May 2018, the UN Committee against Torture (UNCAT) concluded its sixty-third session during which the Committee adopted concluding observations and recommendations on Belarus, Czech Republic, Norway, Qatar, Senegal and Tajikistan on […]