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Urgent Action: Administrative detention for Facebook posts

Kishorchandra Wangkhem, a journalist based in Manipur, India, was arrested in August, and again in November 2018, because of Facebook posts where he criticised the government. While he was released on bail in both cases, he was arrested under the National Security Act (NSA) on 27 November. This draconian administrative detention law allows for him to be imprisoned for 12 months without charge or trial, in violation of regular criminal justice safeguards. The High Court of Manipur will hear his challenge to his detention under the NSA on 1 February 2019.

 

Take action.

 

PLEASE SEND APPEALS BEFORE 26 FEBRUARY 2019

 

Please write urgently in your own words or using the template letter included in English to:

 

Chief Minister of Manipur

N Biren Singh

Manipur CM Office,

4th Block, Western Block, New Secretariat

Imphal, Manipur, India - 795001

Fax: +9103852451398

Email: cmmani@man.nic.in

Dear Chief Minister

 

Also send copies to diplomatic representatives accredited to your country.

HIS EXCELLENCY MR YASHVARDHAN KUMAR SINHA, Office of the High Commissioner for India, India House Aldwych WC2B 4NA, 020 78629 5950, Fax 020 7836 4331, info.london@hcilondon.in, www.hcilondon.in

Please check with your section office if sending appeals after the above date.

 

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