Stop the persecution of human rights defenders in India now

Parveena Ahangar of Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons (APDP) and Khurram Parvez of Jammu and Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society (JKCCS) are among several persons and organizations subjected to raids by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) of India, starting in the morning yesterday 28 October. The Rafto Foundation demands that all unfounded charges against these citizens and organizations be dropped, and that their property be returned, immediately.