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India: Authorities must release Irom Sharmila following government decision to decriminalize suicide

Headline Title:  India: Authorities must release Irom Sharmila following government decision to decriminali 16 December 2014 Authorities in India must build on the central government’s decision to decriminalize suicide by dropping all charges of attempted suicide against Prisoner of Conscience Irom Sharmila and releasing her immediately and unconditionally, Amnesty International India said today. Irom Sharmila has been held in detention in Manipur for over 14 years on repeated charges of attempted suicide. She has been on a hunger strike since November 2000 demanding the repeal…

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