CORE Report on Torture in Manipur 2015

A report prepared by the Centre for Organisation Research and Education (CORE) on the practice and incidents of torture in Manipur documented by the organisation’s autonomous humanitarian action service for victims of torture, the Human to Humane Transcultural Centre for Torture and Trauma Victims (H2H). The documentation was done for the period from 2014 to May 2015 and includes information on the rehabilitation efforts made by H2H for the victims and their families. The report is released on the occasion of the UN International Day in Support for Victims of Torture, 26 June 2015.

PRESS RELEASE

CORE Press Statement_UN International Torture Day 26june2015

“…views the prevailing climate of impunity in Manipur leading to the perpetuation of the practice of torture and related trauma as leading to one of the worst forms of psychosocial anguish and deeply ingrained social anomie. Furthermore, the administration of justice and efforts to understand and address the health and psychological needs of the victims and their families, in which the state plays no decisive and accountable role, has continued to be a far cry for decades. This report, released on the occasion of the United Nations International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, 26 June 2015, which contains data gathered over a period of one year by the centre, provides a background and context to the practice of torture by state and non-state agencies, organisations and entities. The theme of this year’s affirmative commemoration all over the world is “Right to Rehabilitation”.  The report expresses the anguish of the deep trauma and inter-related psychosocial consequences that victims and their families suffer and the efforts made by CORE and H2H to address them by providing rehabilitation services. Recommendations are made in the end that addresses the governments as well as non-state actors including civil society.”

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CORE Torture Report 2015

PRESS: CORE seeks clarification from IB, warns of legal action

The Centre for Organisation Research & Education issued a press statement yesterday on 16th June 2014 regarding the reported contents of a “classified” document claimed by a few national media houses as originating with the Intelligence Bureau (IB) of India. In this apparently deliberately leaked report of 3rd June 2014, the organisation was said to be explicitly mentioned as involved in activities detrimental to national development and receiving funds from a Dutch funder. CORDAID to train local activists in campaigning against government and private corporation plans to start oil exploration in some areas of Manipur in the North East region of India.

CORE has categorically denied all the allegations reportedly raised in the IB’s report to the Ministry of Home Affairs of India as unfounded and based on conjectures with no evidence whatsoever.

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http://e-pao.net/GP.asp?src=22..170614.jun14

http://www.thesangaiexpress.com/page/items/39819/core-seeks-clarification-from-ib

http://e-pao.net/epSubPageExtractor.asp?src=news_section.Press_Release.Press_Release_2014.CORE_statement_on_Intelligence_Bureau_IB_classified_report_Impact_of_NGOs_on_Development_20140617