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INDIA: Human rights organisations targeted by politicians for anti-corruption work

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Urgent Appeal Case : The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information from Centre for Social Development and Women Action for Development – two human rights organisations based in Manipur, India – that local politicians are targeting them for exposing corruption in administration. On 12 July, a small mob gathered in front of the office of the two organisations demanding that vehicles of staff members parked out front be removed. One staff member, who tried to take a photograph of the mob, was assaulted. The elected member to the state assembly the constituency is suspected to be behind the incident. Read More...

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