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Human Rights Defender Henri Tiphagne Selected to Win Civil Liberties Award

Tiphagne, the founder of the human rights organisation People’s Watch said, "The award is a boost for continuing the fight for dissent, democracy and human rights not only in the courts of law, but also on the streets."

 

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Activists meet gang rape victim’s parents

Fact-finding team looking into recent cases of sexual violence

A high-level fact-finding team — led by former chairperson of the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights — arrived at Sitling village in Harur on Sunday, to gather facts on the recent alleged gang-rape of a 16-year-old school girl and her eventual death at the Dharmapuri government medical college hospital.

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சென்னை: மக்கள் கண்காணிப்பத்தின் நிர்வாக இயக்குநரும் வழக்கறிஞருமான ஹென்றி திபேனுக்கு 16வது நானி எ.பல்கிவாலா நினைவு விருது வழங்கப்பட உள்ளது.

தேசிய அளவில் மிக உயரிய மற்றும் பிரபலமான விருதுகளில் ஒன்றான 16-வது நானி எ.பல்கிவாலா விருது ஒவ்வொரு வருடமும் முக்கியமான சாதனையாளர்களுக்கு வழங்கப்படும். இந்த விருதானது இந்தாண்டு மதுரையைச் சேர்ந்த மக்கள் கண்காணிப்பகத்தின் நிர்வாக இயக்குநரும் மூத்த வழக்கறிஞருமான திரு. ஹென்றி திபேனுக்கு வழங்கப்பட உள்ளது.

 

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PRESS STATEMENT 

Condemning the malicious act of circulating manipulated video of Prof. Fathima Babu 

We are expressing our strong condemnation over the manipulated video of Prof. Fathima Babu, convenor of anti-Sterlite coalition that has been circulated since yesterday in the social media websites and platforms which allegedly portrays her in a compromising position with her colleague Mr. Raja, who is also associated with the anti-Sterlite movement. 

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Nani A. Palkhiwala Award for Civil Liberties to be conferred on him

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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Political outfits including the Thamizhaga Vazhvurimai Kootamaippu, the Dravidar Viduthalai Kazhagam, the Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi and the May 17 Movement took out a procession and held an agitation in the city on Thursday condemning the killing of 12 protesters in Thoothukudi.

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