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Frontline Defenders Issue Alert Supporting Chatterji, Imroz, and Kashmir Tribunal
25 June 2008

Frontline Defenders, an organization committed to protecting human rights defenders who work non-violently "for any or all of the rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights", has issued an urgent action alert regarding the harassment of Professor Chatterji, Advocate Imroz, and the Kashmir Tribunal team:

Frontline Defender's Leadership Council includes:

  • Hannan Ashrawi, Founder and Secretary General of the Palestinian Initiative for the Promotion of Global Dialogue and Democracy.
  • The Dalai Lama, spiritual leader of the Tibetan people.
  • Indai Lourdes, Founder and former Executive Director of the Asian Centre for Women's Human Rights.
  • Desmond Tutu, Anglican archbishop and opponent of apartheid.

    Should you wish to send an appeal letter, please copy the Tribunal at tribunal [at] kashmirprocess [dot] org and khurramparvez [at] yahoo [dot] com.

    For immediate contact with the authorities, the following contact information may be useful:

    Office of the President of India
    Email: presidentofindia [at] rb [dot] nic [dot in

    Minister of Home Affairs
    Mr. Shivraj Patil
    Email: svpatil [at] sansad [dot] nic [dot] in
    Fax: 0091-11-23794833

    Ministry of External Affairs
    Phone: 0091 23737623, 23737657, 23011165
    Fax: 0091-23013254

    Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir
    Mr. Ghulam Nabi Azad
    Fax: 0091-194-2479133

    Again, thank you for your continued support for the Tribunal and its work for justice and human rights in Indian-administered Kashmir.

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