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PRESS RELEASE: India records daily five deaths in custody, Uttar Pradesh tops deaths in police custody during 2019

New Delhi, 26 June: The National Campaign Against Torture (NCAT) in its “India: Annual Report on Torture 2019” released today on the occasion of the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture stated that a total of 1,731 persons died in custody during 2019 i.e. death of about five persons daily. These included 1,606 […]

Maldives

Maldives: UN Committee against Torture reviews the initial report

While India consistently refuses to ratify the UNCAT despite signing the same in 1997, tiny Maldives had ratified the Convention and on 28 November 2018, the UN Committee against Torture (CAT) considered the initial report[1] of Maldives on its implementation of the UNCAT.[2] Introducing the report, Maldivian representatives stressed that the newly formed Government had […]

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India Torture Update: Tamil Nadu, October 2018

This report discusses India’s refoulement policy, custodial torture in Tamil Nadu  i.e. in police custody and judicial custody, incidents of torture in India during October 2018 including torture in police custody and judicial custody,  torture and rape of women in custody, judiciary’s action against torture in India, interventions by the NHRC/SHRCs, UN Action Against Torture and examines Kenya’s anti-torture […]