Confirmed victory

Release Ferreira, he's innocent!

Arun Ferreira, a human rights defender, was forcibly arrested on September 27th 2011 in broad daylight without warrant outside Nagpur jail. He was arrested moments after he was released from being illegally jailed and tortured in 2007.

On 28th Sep. 2011 he was produced at the JMFC Court in Gadchiroli District. Maharashtra in with claims of a criminal conspiracy case of 2007 -- despite the fact that the Trial Court exonerated him of all charges on September 27th 2011. Yet, as soon as he walked free he was forcibly arrested.

His parents who were waiting for him outside Nagpur Central Jail were a witness to this incident. Arun's parents (above 70 years of age) are still in a state of shock. Ferriera’s lawyers, who protested againt the abduction, were manhandled by the police, they have already sent out a complaint letter to the Commissioner - to which there has been no response.

In India, Human Rights defenders have always been a target, because they work on behalf of the poor and victims of injustice. As a result, like Arun, have unfair allegations such as “naxalites” slapped against them.

Arun Ferreira an innocent man who deserves justice. Please sign the petition, and tell the Chief Minister of Maharashtra (India) to immediately release Arun Ferreira!

 

Media links: http://www.dnaindia.com/mumbai/report_lawyers-fume-over-arun-fereiras-re-arrest_1592855

http://article.wn.com/view/2011/09/28/Arun_Fereira_abducted_by_unknown_persons_outside_Nagpur_Pris/

http://www.dnaindia.com/mumbai/report_ferreira-case-has-national-implications_1096650

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/nagpur/SC-guidelines-violated-in-arrest-of-Ferreira-outside-Central-Jail/articleshow/10170033.cms

Complaint Letter sent by lawyers: http://sanhati.com/articles/4177/

This petition was delivered to:
  • Chief Minister of Maharashtra (India)
    Prithviraj Chavan


    Cedric Prakash started this petition with a single signature, and won with 6,425 supporters. Start a petition to change something you care about.