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Indian Human Rights Defender Teesta Setalvad Arrested

HeadlineJun 27, 2022

Authorities in India have detained the prominent Indian human rights defender Teesta Setalvad, who has spent years trying to hold Prime Minister Narendra Modi accountable for his role in the 2002 anti-Muslim riots that left more than 1,000 dead in Gujarat, where Modi was chief minister. Her arrest came a day after India’s Supreme Court upheld a ruling that cleared Modi of wrongdoing. Amnesty International denounced the arrest of Teesta Setalvad, saying it sends a chilling message to civil society in India.

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