Sanjiv Bhatt Case: Letter to UN Human Rights Chief Michelle Bachelet
Ms Michelle Bachelet
United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)
Palais des Nations
CH-1211 Geneva 10, Switzerland
July 26, 2019
Dear Ms Michelle Bachelet,
I am a journalist and founder of the humanitarian organization RMN Foundation in India. I seek your intervention in a case which is being handled in an unfair manner because the accused in the case – police officer Sanjiv Bhatt – has leveled charges against Narendra Modi, the prime minister (PM) of India for his involvement in the Gujarat riots.
Sanjiv Bhatt has been sentenced to life imprisonment in an unrelated 30-year-old custodial death case. Shweta Sanjiv Bhatt, wife of the accused police officer, claims it is a fabricated case against her husband because he spoke truth to power.
In order to seek justice, Shweta Bhatt has described the complete case in a couple of her Facebook posts. However, it is expected that she will not get justice because the case involves PM Modi. You are, therefore, requested to intervene in the case so that Sanjiv Bhatt gets a fair trial and could be eventually released from state custody.
The case along with relevant reference links is described in the attached document.
Request for an immediate response.
I have also sent this case to TrialWatch / Clooney Foundation for Justice (CFJ).
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