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TERRE DES FEMMES is committed to the immediate release of Soni Sori, a teacher in the Indian state of Chhattisgarh and Ureinwohneraktivistin.
In October 2011 she was arrested by police on charges of collaboration with the terrorist group classified as Naxalites. During their detention and interrogations she was tortured by police and found sexual violence. For months, she waits in detention awaiting trial.
Why was arrested Soni Sori?
Sori Soni is among the Indian indigenous people (Adivasi). For many years she has been for the rights of the Adivasi struggles and in particular for the implementation of minimum wages in the factories of the region and against land grab by big business. The police and state security forces see in adivasi activists like Soni Sori often a threat and challenge to their power use and, therefore, often politically motivated charges. Thus, Soni Soris name of the authorities mentioned repeatedly in connection with terrorist attacks by the Naxalites. At the 04. October 2011 she was finally arrested on charges of protecting a money transfer of a resources company involved in the Naxalite-employee to have been. Served as the basis for the arrest of the special laws “Unlawful Activities Prevention Act” and “Chhattisgarh Special Public Security Act”.
Soni Sori was in prison under the supervision of the police officer on the night of Ankit Garg 8. on the 9. October tortured to unconsciousness. Due to her severe injuries Soni Sori was the day of their hearing do not appear to be in a position in court. Nevertheless, the local judge and authorities take no action. Only after a Petition to the Supreme Court in Delhi ordered it to an independent medical examination at a clinic in Kolkatta. The doctors there confirmed the torture allegations.
After another six months in jail in Chhattisgarh Soni Sori reached by numerous letters of protest to the Supreme Court in Delhi, that they will be treated in the All India Institute of Medical Sciences New Delhi. According to investigations by the Indian women's rights group Saheli upheld the prison staff, Dass Soni Sori am 9. May with the aircraft was moved to Delhi and a day later had arrived at the hospital.
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We demand in a protest letter to Mrs Sujatha Singh (India's ambassador in Berlin), Mr. Manmohan Singh (Prime Minister of India), Mr Shekar Dutt (Governor of the State of Chhattisgarh), Herr Konakuppakatil Gopinatha Balakrishnan (Chairman of the Human Rights Commission in India)
An independent investigation of torture allegations. Those responsible must be tried in court and brought to justice.
Soni Sori be accommodated in an environment in which it continues to be protected from torture and is secured in the appropriate medical care.
Soni Sori has released and all politically motivated charges must be dropped immediately.
Establish a Commission of Inquiry, which examined the situation of women in police custody, Soni Soris because fate is not an isolated case!
State of Emergency, which largely restrict the civil rights, abolish!