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.
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
Dear Chief Minister
Also send copies to diplomatic representatives accredited to your country.
Please check with your section office if sending appeals after the above date.