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“India is often called as the world’s largest democracy, but it uses authoritarian means to silence the dissent” ~ @suchitrav

#CongressionalBriefing #ReleasePrisonersOfConscience
“Draconian laws like UAPA is being disproportionately used to target Muslims, Kashmiris, Dalits, and Adivasis," @suchitrav #CongressionalBriefing
“When a state treats its citizens as an existential threat then that state ceases to be a democracy.”
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“Whenever someone speaks against this current ruling administration, they are likely to face social pressure to quiet them and attack their dignity" ~ @warishusain

#CongressionalBriefing #ReleasePrisonersOfConscience

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“When it comes to human rights defenders working for the Muslim in India community- they will be called terrorists, and when it comes to those working on gender issues- they will be called prostitutes or other terms meant to destroy the dignity of the target.” #FreeUmarKhalid
“Without a doubt, the revelations about the NSO hacking of human rights defenders around the world should be a wake-up call to anyone advocating for freedom or democracy in the world" ~ @warishusain
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#SamarBadawi, a #Saudi activist who was arrested several times. She is behind bars since July 2018, during the crackdown on female activists who were calling for women’s right to drive & to end the male guardianship system. Samar faced various violations & ill-treatment.
She was banned from any kind of contact with the outside, even with her family & lawyers, faced verbal abuse & sexual harassment, & tortured with electric shocks. She is now in jail over her calls for laws which has been amended! #ReleasePrisonersOfConscience
#NassimaAlSada a #Saudi human rights writer & activist, & a columnist & commentator for the Saudi news website Juhaina. She has campaigned for civil and political rights as well as women's rights. She was arrested with #SamarBadawi & other activists & journalists in July 2018.
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