ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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The Ferreira Case: All That Is Wrong with Torture and Narcoanalysis

The case of Arun Ferreria, a Mumbai-based social activist who was arrested on 8 May 2007 on allegations of being communications and propaganda head for the Naxalites, is a textbook example of everything that is wrong with India's criminal justice system. Against the backdrop of the recent Supreme Court judgment prohibiting the use of narcoanalysis, this article calls upon the governments of India and Maharashtra to investigate Ferreira's claims of torture and cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment in jail.

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