In just 24 hours, human rights activist Arun Ferreira will appear in court at Nagpur to face more baseless charges. When that happens, focus on Arun’s case will surge across the country, and politicians will gauge the public mood before making their next move. That means we’ve got 24 hours to show that we the people will not let Arun Ferreira disappear into prison once again.
Last month, community leader Fr. Cedric Prakash started a petition on Change.org, calling on the Maharashtra Chief Minister to use his authority to drop the trumped up charges and release Arun Ferreira. We know that public pressure is already working — just two weeks ago the Maharashtra Home Minister agreed to personally investigate Arun’s case. But that’s not enough. This innocent activist has already spent 4 years in prison without ever being convicted of any crime. Every day he remains behind bars is one more too many.
Tomorrow’s court hearing is a can’t-miss opportunity to show the Chief Minister and the press that the Indian people demand nothing less than Arun’s full and immediate release
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