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In a series of arrests, 16 activists were imprisoned simply because they spoke up for the rights of the most marginalized in the country. Today, 5 years have passed since the first round of arrests of activists in the Bhima Koregaon case.

Professor. Author. Women’s Rights Activist.  

Shoma Sen is one of the #BK16. She investigated atrocities by security forces in Manipur & Chhattisgarh.  On this day in 2018 she was arrested for ‘waging war against the Government of India’. She remains in jail without trial. 

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Actor. Publisher. Activist.  

Sudhir Dhawale published a Marathi magazine focused on various social issues. In 2011, he was arrested for "waging war against the Govt" and acquitted. On this day in 2018, he was arrested again the same charge. He remains in jail without trial.
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Lawyer. Dalit Rights Activist.  

For 2 decades, Surendra Gadling successfully represented Dalits & Adivasis in cases of state atrocities. On this day in 2018, he was arrested for “waging a war against the Govt of India”. He remains in jail without trial.
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Researcher. Human Rights Activist.  

Rona Wilson campaigned relentlessly for those wrongly arrested under repressive laws. On this day in 2018, while he was preparing for his Ph.D., he was arrested for “waging war against the Govt of India”. He remains in jail without trial
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Activist. Social Worker.  

As a Prime Minister Rural Development Fellow, Mahesh Raut strengthened self-governance & campaigned against exploitative mining projects. In 2018, he was arrested for “waging a war against the Government of India”. He remains in jail without trial
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The Indian government must immediately and unconditionally release ALL activists imprisoned in the case. It is unacceptable that activists are imprisoned in India simply for speaking up for the rights of everyone. #FreeBK16


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