INDIA: Three men tortured and killed in controversial encounter with 23rd Assam Rifles

Dear Prime Minister of India, I am William Nicholas Gomes,Human Rights Ambassador for Salem News.com. I am writing to express concern regarding yet another case of custodial violence and extrajudicial killing of (i) Mr. Laishram Nobin, (ii) Mr. Ningthoujam Ingocha and (iii) Mr. Irengbam Roshan, allegedly by the 23rd Battalion, Assam Rifles (23AR) under the [...]

INDIA: Brutal custodial torture by West Bengal Police of a young couple

Ms. Mamata Banerjee, Chief Minister, Government of West Bengal, [email protected] Re: INDIA: Brutal custodial torture by West Bengal Police of a young couple Dear Chief Minister of West Bengal, Names of the victims: 1. Mr. Firoj Ahmed aged 23 years, son of Mr.Faijjur Ahmed residing at Srikati village, North 24 Parganas district, West Bengal,India 2. Ms. [...]

SRI LANKA: Former army officer arbitrarily detained and tortured without trial

Ms. Eva Wanasundara, Attorney General, SRI LANKA, [email protected] Re: SRI LANKA: Former army officer arbitrarily detained and tortured without trial Dear Attorney General of Sri Lanka, Name of the victim: Mr. R D Wickramasinghe (51) of No: 30/A, “Srikatha”, Yatihalagala, Kandy Alleged perpetrator: Officers attached to the CID of Sri Lanka Police Date of incident: [...]

Chad: Bring former Chadian dictator Hissène Habré to justice

Honorable Foreign Ministers, I have the honor of writing you in the name of the victims of the former Chadian dictator Hissène Habré, accused of committing thousands of political killings and systematic torture between 1982 and 1990. The victims have been fighting for more than twenty-one years to bring Habré to justice, and a number [...]

SRI LANKA: Former soldier arrested and arbitrarily detained

Ms. Eva Wanasundara, Attorney General, [email protected] Re: SRI LANKA: Former soldier arrested and arbitrarily detained Dear Attorney General of Sri Lanka, Name of the victim: Mr. Saman Sampath Rajapakse (34) of No: A/182/24, Adurapotha, Kegalle Alleged perpetrator: Officers attached to the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the Sri Lanka Police Date of incident: 5 February [...]

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