'Release the Bhima Koregaon 16 Immediately': Nobel Laureates, EU MPs Write to Indian Authorities - IAMC
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‘Release the Bhima Koregaon 16 Immediately’: Nobel Laureates, EU MPs Write to Indian Authorities



Academics, European Union parliamentarians, Nobel laureates and other figures of international prominence have written a letter to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Chief Justice of India, the chief minister of Maharashtra and other Indian authorities demanding the release of political prisoners arrested in connection with the Bhima Koregaon.


Expressing concern over the incarceration of human rights defenders in prisons in India under “deplorable hygiene conditions” and the absence of appropriate medical care, the letter said that political prisoners were at grave risk of contracting the new and more virulent strain of coronavirus.


The letter, which is addressed to several Indian authorities and copied to the EU Commissioner for Human Rights and the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, sought that the temporary administrative order to release prisoners in light of the outbreak of COVID-19 be applied to India’s political prisoners as well….