Political Prisoners

Press Statements

05 Sep 2018
In the wake of the recent raids and arrests of 5 prominent rights activists, Varavara Rao, Gautam Navlakha, Vernon Gonsalves, Sudha Bhardwaj and Arun Ferreira, on UAPA charges for their alleged...
30 Aug 2018
30th August 2018, Press Club of India, New Delhi We, the undersigned, strongly oppose and condemn the illegal raids carried out in different cities, and arrests of Gautam Navlakha, Sudha Bharadwaj...
29 Aug 2018
The country is witnessing another round of crackdown on Human Rights Activists. While Arun Ferreira (Advocate), Sudha Bhardwaj (Trade Unionist, Teacher and Advocate), Gautam Navlakha (...
08 Mar 2018
Peoples Union for Democratic Rights condemns the Jharkhand Government for banning PFI, Popular Front of India, without providing any prima-facie evidence to support its decision. Through its official...
20 Feb 2018
PUDR condemns the arrest of anti-displacement activist and founder member of “Visthapan Virodhi Jan Vikas Andolan” (VVJVA) Damodar Turi, on February 15, 2018 at Ranchi, an hour after the “Loktantra...
17 Dec 2017
PUDR condemns the re-arrest of political prisoner Kobad Ghandy. Seventy one year old Ghandy, who is facing incarceration since September 2009 had been granted interim bail on medical grounds for...
09 Nov 2017
Coordination for Democratic Rights Organisations (CDRO) CAMPAIGN FOR RELEASE OF POLITICAL PRISONERS: PROFILES OF SIX POLITICAL PRISONERS CONVICTED UNDER UAPA IN GADCHIROLI (Convicted and...
06 Nov 2017
Peoples Union for Democratic Rights strongly condemns the imposition of the National Security Act (NSA) against Bhim Army's founder leader Chandrashekhar Azad by Yogi Adityanath's government, on 3...
29 Dec 2016
CDRO  strongly condemns the arrest of a 7 member Fact Finding team by the Telangana police at Dummagudem village of Bhadrachalam district on 25th December, 2016 at 6 pm and in turn handing them...
31 Aug 2015
 The Coordination of Democratic Rights Organizations, CDRO, strongly condemns the punitive measures adopted by the jail administration of Kolkata’s Presidency Correctional Home against 30...