Activists Move Human Rights Commission Over Akhil Gogoi’s ‘Deteriorating’ Health Condition In Jail

Akhil Gogoi and a few of his associates were arrested on December 12th, 2019, after violence broke out during an anti-CAA agitation

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The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) registered a case in connection with the deteriorating health condition of Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti chief Akhil Gogoi, who is lodged in the Guwahati central jail since December last year.

The case was registered after human rights activists Henri Tiphagne of Madurai-based People’s Watch and Babloo Loitongbam of the Human Rights Alert from Manipur lodged a complaint to commission chairperson, Justice (retired) H. L. Dattu.

This comes a day after Akhil’s wife Gitashree Tamuly moved a special NIA court here seeking its intervention and complained that he was denied proper treatment inside the jail. The NIA court sought a report from the government on March 3rd, 2020. On March 4th, 2020, a medical team visited was sent to jail on March 4th, 2020.

Gogoi and a few of his associates were arrested on December 12th, 2019, after violence broke out during an anti-CAA agitation. The Assam government had handed over his case to the NIA alleging that he had Maoist links.

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