Monthly Archives: November, 2011

IADHRI Statement against the Torture and Politically Motivated Arrest of Soni Sori

Nov 16, 2011: We, the International Alliance for the Defense of Human Rights in India (IADHRI), strongly condemn the wrongful arrest of and the subsequent torture of Soni Sori, an adivasi (indigenous) school teacher from Dantewada, Chattisgarh. On October 20th, 2011, the Supreme Court of India ordered the government of Chhattisgarh to send Sori to a hospital in Kolkata in the neighboring state of West Bengal for independent medical examination, after credible reports surfaced of her torture and mistreatment by the Chhattisgarh police [1]. The medical examination reports sent by the hospital did not reach the Court by Nov 15th as ordered. The Court has again ordered the reports to be sent by the 17th. Sori has been sent back to a prison in Chhattisgarh where there is grave danger of continued torture and a threat to her life.

The complete statement is available here.

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