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Videos: Voices in Defence of the Wrongfully Imprisoned

Videos: Voices in Defence of the Wrongfully Imprisoned

By India Civil Watch & Indian Cultural Forum (ICF)

On January 1, 2018, a group of people who had gathered at the site of the battle of Bhima Koregaon, were attacked by Hindutva forces. What followed, is a witch hunt – 11 activists have since been falsely implicated and put behind bars for their alleged, but unproved, role in inciting violence on that day. The civil society in India has come together once again, demanding the release of the wrongfully imprisoned. These videos, released by the Indian Civil Watch, is a part of one such effort.
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Video: Authors and Poets call on the Government of India to Release the BK11 Activists

Video: Authors and Poets call on the Government of India to Release the BK11 Activists


en | 1:41 min | 2020

By Amnesty International India

The words of 80-year old #BK11 activist/poet Varavara Rao have inspired many. During the #COVID19 pandemic @meenakandasamy @NitashaKaul & Apoorvanand bring his words to life & call for his immediate release along with that of 10 other activists on humanitarian grounds.
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Video: Justice for Mahesh Raut

Video: Justice for Mahesh Raut


7:27min | 2020

By friends of Mahesh #freemahesh

Mahesh Raut, our brother and friend, is in jail for over 2 years. For defending democracy, in his home district, Gadchiroli. He deserves to be free.
This video is an attempt to present the real picture which paid media won’t show you.
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AI India: Release The BK11 on bail on humanitarian grounds (video)

AI India: Release The BK11 on bail on humanitarian grounds (video)


en | 2:12 min | 2020

By Amnesty International India

Over the past 2 years, Sudha & 10 other activists have been repeatedly denied bail. In the wake of the #COVID19 pandemic, we at @AIIndia are concerned about their health. The Indian Government must immediately release the activists on bail on humanitarian grounds!
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Video: Tracking India’s crackdown on dissent

Video: Tracking India’s crackdown on dissent


en | 5:04 min | 2020

Peoples Dispatch / by Peoples Dispatch

June 6 marks the second anniversary of the arrest of activists in India as part of the Bhima Koregaon or Elgar Parishad case. This case has become a prime example of the targeting of those who are critical of India’s current far-right wing government led by prime minister Narendra Modi of the Bharatiya Janata Party. In this video, we look at the case and those who are being targeted.
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Video: We Shall Fight, Comrade

Video: We Shall Fight, Comrade


en/marathi | 3:46 min | 2020

By The Boston Coalition

Today is 2 yrs. since peaceful activists were first arrested in the Bhima-Koregaon violence case.
Stop the misuse of draconian UAPA & NSA laws in India!
We fight to #FreeBK11!
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Video: Angela Davis in Solidarity with UAPA Prisoners

Video: Angela Davis in Solidarity with UAPA Prisoners


en | 4:32 min | 2020

By Collective Delhi

The COVID 19 Lockdown has exposed how the ruling regime considers repressing democratic voices as an ‘essential service’. UAPA and Sedition laws have been used to for a witch-hunt of those who stand by secular, progressive ideals. Peasant and working class organizers, democratic rights defenders, lawyers, journalists and others have also been arrested under these colonial-era laws.
Angela Davis, activist in prison abolition movement and anti-racism revolutionary, speaks in solidarity with those being targeted today under UAPA.
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Video: Joint Opposition Memorandum to President of India [full statement]

Video: Joint Opposition Memorandum to President of India [full statement]


en | 3:06 min | 2020

By Communist Party of India – Marxist Leninist-Liberation

Leaders of CPIML, CPI(M), CPI, AIFB, RSP, RJD, LJD and VCK have written a Joint Opposition Memorandum to the President of India demanding an end to the ongoing witch-hunt and release of all political prisoners in view of their enhanced health risk and to wage a united fight against Covid19.
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Joint Opposition Memorandum to President of India

11 May 2020
Release all political prisoners-
Dissenting Voices
Activists of Peoples Movements
and Opposition leaders
End Overcrowding in India’s Jails

Read full statement below