martes, 20 de junio de 2017
martes, 13 de junio de 2017
Around 80 political prisoners in four jails — three of which are in Kolkata — went on a 24-hour hunger strike Saturday morning to protest against the ʹtortureʹ inflicted on former Maoist Kalpana Maity, who is currently in Alipore Womenʹs Jail. The strike at Presidency Jail, Dum Dum Jail, Jalpaiguri Jail and Alipore Womenʹs Jail began at 6 am and end at the same time Sunday.
Ranjit Sur, a member of the Association for Protection of Democratic Rights, a city-based human rights organisation, said he was in touch with the prisoners and that the organisation had received a written complaint from Maity detailing the ʹtortureʹ.
ʹShe gave us the written complaint at her last court appearance, which was on the 6th of this month. She was to approach the court as well but couldnʹt place her complaint in front of them in the last hearing. According to her complaint, Kalpana has started suffering from many illnesses since she was shifted to Alipore jail. She suffers from high blood sugar, arthritis and a number of other illnesses.
She alleges that the jail warden has issued instructions to all other inmates in the prison that if she asks anyone for help, they are not to help her. The other inmates have been prohibited from talking to her, and she has been prohibited from talking to them. She has been instructed to clean her own cell and bathroom which the other inmates donʹt have to do. Other inmates are allowed on the prison grounds for walks or exercise. Kalpana has been denied this facility,ʹ said Sur.
He added that despite Maity being an political prisoner, recognised by the court as such, she was not given due facilities. ʹThere are certain things that a political prisoner is to receive by law, such as a table, chair, books, newspapers and writing material. The prison authorities have not given her these facilities. She has been isolated completely,ʹ he alleged.
According to Sur, Maity was arrested on December 4, 2010, with four other alleged Maoists, Sudip Chongdar, Barun Sur, Akhil Ghosh and Bimal Mallick, from Maidan in Kolkata. She was known to be close to Maoist Kishenji, often called his ʹshadowʹ. ʹThe political prisoners have decided that if this torture does not stop, then across all jails in West Bengal, they will go on an indefinite hunger strike,ʹʹ said Sur.
In 2012, soon after coming to power, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had permitted the release of 51 political prisoners who had received life terms and had already served over 15 years in jail. The recommendations were made by a ʹReview committee for the release of political prisonersʹ, headed by retired Justice Maloy Sengupta. However, while the Sengupta committee had recommended the release of all political prisoners, this was not done.
jueves, 1 de junio de 2017
Europa: Resposta de Federica Mogherini a carta enviada por Lidia Senra sobre a situación do Profesor GN Saibaba
O noso Comité tivo acceso a resposta da Comisaria de Relacións Internacionais da Unión Europea Federica Mogherini, a carta enviada pola europarlamentaria galega Lidia Senra e o europarlamentario alemán Fabio Di Masi. Nestas resposta manifesta a sua preocupación e seguimento da situación do Profesor GN Saibaba dende a sua primeira detención en 2014, e que xa foi tratado o caso na delagación da UE na India na Comisión de Dereitos Humanos, así mesmo que está pendente da resolución do recurso presentado polo abogado do Profesor, agardando que por razóns humanitarias sexa posto en liberdade.
Dende o Comité Galego creemos que non se pode agardar a un recurso xudicial mentres o Profesor segue na cadea, dado que cada dia que pasa agrabase a sua situación de saúde. Por iso reclamamos a liberación inmediata do Profesor GN Saibaba e dos seus compañeiros detidos e facemos un chamado internacional a intensificar a loita pola liberdade inmediata do Profesor GN Saibaba.
Our committee had access to answer the Commissioner of International Relations
of the European Union Federica Mogherini,
the letter sent by the Galizien MEP Lidia Senra and the German MEP Fabio Di Masi.
These response expresses its concern
and monitoring of the situation of Professor GN Saibaba since his first arrest in 2014,
and has been already treated the case
in delagación EU in India's National Human Rights Commission likewise which is
pending resolution of the appeal presented
by lawyer Professor, waiting for humanitarian reasons it is released.
From the Galician Committee believe that you can not wait for an appeal court while
the Professor remains in jail, because
every day that passes agrabase their health situation. Therefore we demand the
immediate release of Professor GN Saibaba
and their detained comrades.
We call international to intensify the struggle for immediate release of Professor GN Saibaba.