Defend Teesta Setalvad, Demand Justice in Gujarat

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We follow with increasing concern and dismay events related to efforts seeking redress for the victims of the carnage in Gujarat in 2002. We have witnessed the relentless harassment and intimidation of Teesta Setalvad, who has been working tirelessly and courageously for justice for these victims. She is targeted for character assassination, false allegations and threats to her personal security. In a concerted attempt to derail the course of justice, the Government of Gujarat has foisted four false criminal cases against her. She faces the very real threat of arrest.

The victims of 2002 have waited far too long for redress and justice. We urge you, therefore, to use the powers of your high office to ensure justice for the victims. We want you to make certain that the law and the process of justice take their proper course without being subverted or influenced by vested interests, however powerful. We demand that the Government of Gujarat cease the harassment and intimidation of Teesta Setalvad and other human rights defenders.