Release all political prisoners

A Professor Left to Rot in Jail

‘People accused of mass murder and worse are let out on medical grounds.’ ‘Saibaba is now 100% handicapped, and has committed no murder, yet he is not allowed to come out.’ Jyoti Punwani reports. Vasantha Kumari had last spoken to…

Stunned, speechless and ashamed: Lalita Ramdas reacts to NIA comments on Varavara Rao

Activist and writer Lalita Ramdas has slammed the National Investigation Agency (NIA) for suggesting that the nearly 80-year-old poet Varavara Rao who is now battling to survive Covid-19, and many other health issues, “is trying to take undue benefit of…

146 Academics From Across the World Demand Varavara Rao’s Release

New Delhi: A group of 146 scholars from across the world have come together to ask the Indian government to release 80-year-old Telugu poet Varavara Rao from prison. Rao is currently in Mumbai’s Nanavati Hospital for neurological and urological treatment. He…

COVID-19 outbreak in Nagpur Prison: G.N. Saibaba’s wife and mother appeals for urgent action to save his life

The prison authorities gave special permission to Prof Saibaba to explain his condition to lawyer and family. Dr. G.N. Saibaba in his most recent call to his family and advocate informed that there has been an uncontrolled outbreak of COVID-19…

When jail, not bail, rules in a pandemic

Imagine for one moment, what it would be like to be kept in jail for years, deprived of your family, your freedom of speech, your liberty of movement and your right to work, merely on suspicion and conjecture. A terrifying…

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