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Prosecution says a record number of 148 witnesses were examined in five days

The Madras High Court on Monday granted the Crime Branch-Criminal Investigation Department (CB-CID) time till March 18 to trace the anti-Sterlite activist T. Mugilan alias Shanmugam. The time was granted at the instance of the prosecution which claimed to have examined 148 witnesses so far.

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He is said to have gone missing after a press meet on the Thoothukudi firing
Human Rights Defenders Alert - India (HRDA), an organisation that works to defend human rights activists facing threats, has appealed to the Chennai Police Commissioner to take immediate steps to trace environmental activist R.S. Mugilan, who is said to have been missing since Friday.

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Demands High Court-monitored investigation

Madurai-based human rights organisation People’s Watch has decided to form a high-level committee comprising eminent women from civil society to conduct an enquiry into the Pollachi sexual abuse case.

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Award for Henri Tiphagne

Henri Tiphagne, founder and executive director of Madurai-based human rights organisation People’s Watch, has been selected for the Nani A. Palkhiwala Award for Civil Liberties this year under the individuals category.

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