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Amnesty International shutters operations in India after ‘constant harassment’ from government

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The statement included a list of raids and other actions allegedly carried out against Amnesty International as reprisals for its work in India. 

Julie Verhaar, the Acting Secretary General of Amnesty International, said the decision by the Indian government to freeze the bank accounts was “an egregious and shameful act,” adding that the NGO would explore ways in which it can “continue to play our part within the human rights movement” in the country. 

India has accused Amnesty of illegally receiving foreign contributions. Last year, the Enforcement Directorate opened an investigation into alleged financial irregularities. The NGO denies all wrongdoing and insists it’s in “full compliance” with Indian law.

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