Kishorechandra Wangkhem is freed!

Kishorechandra Wangkhem addressing the press after his release from jail, more than four months after being detained under the draconian National Security Act on orders of the Manipur government for making allegedly abusive posts on Facebook. Here he is seen with his lawyer, S.Chittaranjan, human rights activist Babloo Loitongbam, Socialist Students’ Union of Manipur (SSUM) President, Soiraisam Yaima, Kishorechandra’s wife Ranjita Elangbam and their daughter. “With Kishorechandra’s release, we are celebrating the triumph of freedom of expression over the preventive detention law,” said Babloo Loitongbam, Director, Human Rights Alert (HRA).

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