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Protection of human rights defenders
Source: Hueiyen News Service

Imphal, October 17 2013: Committee on Protection of Natural Resource in Manipur, North East Dialogue Forum, All Tribal Students Union Manipur, All Zeliangrong Students Union, Citizens Concern for Dams and Development, Human Rights Initiative, Naga Women's Union, Centre for Research and Advocacy, Manipur'and Sinlung Indigenous Peoples Human Rights Organization would jointly organised a "Convention on Protection of Human Rights Defenders of Manipur" at Manipur Press Club, Majorkhul, Imphal on 19th October 2013 at 10:30 A.M. The Convention has been planned in the backdrop of increasing targeting of human rights defenders and their organizations in Manipur by security forces operating under emergency laws in Manipur.

The convention will also discuss the patterns of targeting human rights defenders and adopt specific resolution and strategies to promote the human rights and protection of human rights defenders of Manipur.

Chandam Brajachand, MJS, Grade I will grace the Convention as Chief Guest.

Yambem Laba, Former member of Manipur Human Rights Commission and Wangkhemcha Shyamjai, President of All Manipur Working Journalist Union (AMWJU), Kangjam Maharabi, Member of Manipur Commission on Protection of Child Rights will grace the Convention as Guest of Honors.

Rakesh Meihoubam, Director of Human Rights Law Network, Babloo Loitongbam, Executive Director of Human Rights Alert, Dr.Debabrata Roy Laifungbam, President of Elders Council, Centre for Organization Research and Education, Ms.Aram Pamei, Ex- President of Naga Women Union, Jiten Yumnam, Secretary of Centre for Research and Advocacy, Manipur, Nobokishore, Secretary of North East Dialogue Forum, Traite of Sinlung Indigenous Peoples Human Rights Organization, Dr.RK Ranjan, Chairperson of Citizens Concern for Dams and Development, Majabung Gangmei, Spokesperson of ATSUM, Phulindro Konsam, Chairperson of Committee on Human Rights, Pradip Keisam of Manipur Alliance for Child Rights will present sharings on protection of human rights defenders in Manipur.

The scheduled Manipur State Level Convention on Protection of Human Rights Defenders in Manipur is being organized in the context of increasing targetting of human rights defenders and their organizations in Manipur by security forces operating under emergency laws in Manipur.

The convention will also discuss the patterns of targetting human rights defenders and adopt specific resolution and strategies to promote the human rights and protection of human rights defenders of Manipur.

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