Human rights defenders at the local level in Manipur, India, organise themselves

October 18, 2013

The Hueiyen News Service Imphal, reports that on 19 October  2013 a number of NGOs in Manipur State [a state in northeastern India, with the city of Imphal as its capital] will come together to organise a new “Convention on Protection of Human Rights Defenders of Manipur“. The Convention has been planned against the backdrop of increasing targeting of human rights defenders and their organizations in Manipur by security forces operating under emergency laws. The convention will also discuss the patterns of targeting human rights defenders and adopt specific resolution and strategies to promote the human rights and protection of human rights defenders of Manipur.

via Protection of human rights defenders : 18th oct13 ~ E-Pao! Headlines.

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