[Frontline Defender] Human rights defender, Murali Mohan, beaten to death by police

[…] Murali Mohan founded the factory’s trade union and fought peacefully for workers’ rights and for better wages and staff regularisation.

On the night of 26 January 2012, Murali Mohan was picked up at his home by Yanam police officers, allegedly acting on a complaint made by the management of Regency Ceramics Limited, before being released some hours later. At approximately 6 am on the morning of 27 January 2012, the human rights defender, accompanied by other workers, went to the factory. Police officers who were present there attacked Murali Mohan with batons causing him to collapse. He was then taken to the local hospital by police where he later died. […]

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