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.
The judiciary regularly adjudicates cases of illegal, unjustified and unwarranted arrests, extracting confession from innocent persons for offences which they have never committed, by way of custodial violence. The emblematic cases are given below. Case 1: Delhi court sentenced five Uttar Pradesh police personnel to 10 years imprisonment for custodial death On 20 March 2019, […]
Nigeria had been a signatory to the UN Convention against Torture and Other Cruel Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (UNCAT) since 28 July 1998 and it ratified the convention on 28 July 2001, in less than three years of becoming a signatory to the instrument. Nigeria accepted the Inquiry Procedure provided under Article 20 […]
Table of Contents The lockdown count during the 1st week: Brutal assault of over 173 persons & at least 27 lockdown related deaths Emblematic cases of torture and inhumane and degrading treatment during the 1st week of the lockdown Details of 27 lockdown related deaths during the 1st week 1. The lockdown count during the […]