Thursday, February 16, 2012

My grand mother and voting in election of UP, India

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Henri Tiphagne <>
Date: Fri, Feb 17, 2012 at 7:57 AM
Subject: RE: My grand mother and voting in election of UP, India
To: PVCHR ED <>, Elias Schmidt <>

Congrats Dear Lenin on having such a proud old grandmother who is responsible perhaps for what you are today also. MY salams to her and wish her good health on behalf of all of us in the family of human rights.



This e-mail and any files transmitted with it are for the sole use of the intended recipient(s) and may contain confidential and privileged information. If you are not the intended recipient, please contact the sender by reply e-mail and destroy all copies and the original message. Any unauthorized review, use, disclosure, dissemination, forwarding, printing or copying of this email or any action taken in reliance on this e-mail is strictly prohibited and may be unlawful. The recipient acknowledges that People's Watch or the Institute of Human Rights Education or Sudhanthra, are unable to exercise control or ensure or guarantee the integrity of/over the contents of the information contained in e-mail transmissions and further acknowledges that any views expressed in this message are those of the individual sender and no binding nature of the message shall be implied or assumed unless the sender does so expressly with due authority of People's Watch. Before opening any attachments please check them for viruses and defects.


From: PVCHR ED []
Sent: Friday, February 17, 2012 7:28 AM
To: Elias Schmidt

Subject: My grand mother and voting in election of UP, India

My grand mother,104 year old (one of lovely persons,she loves a lot to me),widow of a freedom fighter is going to give her vote with help of my younger brother.
From Lenin Raghuvanshi


Friday, February 3, 2012

Dr. Lenin Raghuvanshi and the PVCHR

Assault on RCT-partner in India

Assault on RCT-partner in India
Published 01.02.2012

Death threats against and assault on leader of RCT's Indian partnerorganization.

Lenin Raghuvanshi, founder and leader of RCT's Indian partnerorganization People's Vigilance Committee on Human Rights (PVCHR), has been assaulted on his way back from an evening meeting in Varanasi. Lenin Raghuvanshi has a history of death threats and was knocked to the ground at beaten and kicked several times.

He has been treated at the hospital and is under the circumstances doing well.

PVCHR has worked with RCT since 2008. The organization works towards a democratic India in respect of human rights. The organization does advocacy work and works with campaigns to increase awareness at an international-, national- and at grass-root level. PVCHR works to educate communities about their human rights, and focuses especially on the rights of marginalized groups. They also work to prevent police torture, and to secure the right to food and education. PVCHR has developed a special capacity as a knowledge centre promoting testimonial therapy for psycho-social rehabilitation of torture survivors.

"I'm glad Lenin is okay, though shaken. Unfortunately this isn't the first time he has been assaulted", states Erik Wendt, RCT program manager for Asia.

"It's difficult know the exact motive, but as far as I'm informed it has to do with PVCHR being engaged in an election process in Varanasi".