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Supreme Court granted Bail to Soni Sori and Linga Kodopi

The Supreme Court on Tuesday granted interim bail to tribal school teacher of Dantewada Soni Sori and her nephew Lingaram Kodopi, a journalist, who were detained in Chhattisgarh in September 2011 on charges of being couriers between Maoists and Essar Group. Ms. Sori and Mr. Kodopi were granted bail since the Chhattisgarh government did not […]

Soni Sori petition for bail

Download the PDF / Word copy of the Special Leave Petition IN THE SUPREME COURT OF INDIA SPECIAL LEAVE PETITION (CRIMINAL)       OF 2013 (UNDER ARTICLE 136 OF THE CONSTITUTION) (Arising out of the impugned Judgment and final Order dated 8.7.13 passed by the Hon’ble High Court of Chhattisgarh in Misc.Crl.C No.3017 of 2013) IN THE […]

SC issued notice to Raman Government in Sori case

Soni Sori versus State of Chhattisgarh SPECIAL LEAVE PETITION (CRIMINAL) 2013 Linga Kodopi is an Adivasi journalist. He is currently rotting in a dungeon of a Chhattisgarh prison. To force him to become a police spy, Chhattisgarh police officials had locked him up for forty days in a Police station toilet. However, Linga Kodopi’s aunt […]

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“It would have been better if you had given me Death Penalty” : Soni Sori

Translation of letter in Hindi written by Soni Sori from Raipur Prison on July 28, 2012. Source: http://kafila.org/2012/08/07/it-would-have-been-better-if-you-had-given-me-death-penalty-soni-sori/ Letter in name of Supreme Court Judge  from Raipur Jail Your Honour , Today I am alive , because of your verdict. You gave the order at the right time so that  I could be  medically treated again.  I was very […]

Soni Sori: Victim of State Oppression

This is a story of a woman and her family from the so called “internal security threat” of India. Soni Sori, 36, is a tribal woman from village Sameli of Dantewada district of Chhattisgarh state, who used to teach in a residential school for tribal children run by the Chhattisgarh government at Jabeli in Dantewada […]

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Save Soni Sori and Punish Chattisgarh police #Savesonisori

Soni Sori, a 35-year-old Adivasi school teacher in Chhattisgarh, has been languishing in Raipur Jail since October 2011, she has written letters from jail asking the Nation to help her. Why is she being tortured? Soni has been tortured by the Chhattisgarh police – she complained that she was stripped naked and given electric shocks. […]

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India: Letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh regarding Sexual Assault Case in Police Custody

Dr. Manmohan Singh Honorable Prime Minister of India South Block, Raisina Hill New Delhi 110011 India Dear Prime Minister Manmohan Singh: I am writing on behalf of Human Rights Watch to draw your attention to the case of Soni Sori, a tribal woman accused by the Chhattisgarh police of being a supporter of the Maoist […]

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SC orders Soni Sori’s medical examination at AIIMS

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered Chhattisgarh government to shift arrested Naxal sympathizer Soni Sori from Raipur jail to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi for an independent medical examination amid allegations that her health was deteriorating alarmingly. When Chhattisgarh counsel Atul Jha termed the allegations about Sori’s […]

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Citizens appeal to PM: Save Soni Sori from death in jail

In an open letter addressed to the Prime Minister of India and other officials, more than 250 concerned activists, academics, intellectuals, students, professionals and democratic organisations have demanded immediate medical attention for the Adivasi school teacher, Soni Sori, 35, currently in custody in Raipur Central Jail, Chhattisgarh. Sori’s condition is believed to be rapidly deteriorating […]

CG Govt denies Soni Sori food and medicines on her way back from AIIMS!

CG Govt denies Soni Sori food and medicines on her way back from AIIMS!

Press Statement – 20thJune 2012. NO RESPITE FOR SONI SORI. AIIMS SENDS HER BACK AFTER 5 WEEKS OF TREATMENT. CG GOVT DENIES HER FOOD AND MEDS ON HER WAY BACK ! Soni Sori continues to be ill-treated at the hands of Chhattisgarh government, after a brief breather during her treatment at the All India Institute […]