‘I have seen firsthand the condition of human beings who are more miserable than we are’; Alan and Taha set out to study human rights abuses in prison
Kozhikode: Alan Shuhaib and Taha Fazal, who were granted bail in the Panteerankavu UAPA case, are set to study human rights violations in jail. Alan Shuhaib said on Facebook that he intends to conduct an independent study based on his own experience and the experience of those who have been in prison before, as well as all other available sources.
Alan said in a Facebook post that the aim is to submit this to the concerned authorities and to make the condition of the jails in Kerala, especially in Kerala, public.
‘Prison is something that affects a person mentally, physically and in many other ways. The prison has experienced a hell of a lot of unnecessary legal hurdles and other problems.
We have seen firsthand the condition of human beings who are more miserable than us. There are a lot of human rights violations going on there. We went through many such experiences during our time in prison. These experiences led us to a lot of questions. How long does the transformation take?
Why is the status of political prisoners not included in the KPR (Kerala Prison Rules)? We are both going to do a study together as an attempt to find answers to many questions.
An independent study is intended to be based on one’s own experience and the experience of those who have been in prison before, as well as all other available sources. The aim is to submit this to the concerned authorities and to make known to the people the condition of the jails, especially in Kerala. We ask for your comments, suggestions and assistance, “Alan wrote on Facebook.
On November 1, 2019, Panteerankavu police arrested Alan and Taha on charges of having links with the Maoists. The NIA took over the case within a month of his arrest.
Taha Fazal, the second accused in the Panteerankavu Maoist case, was released on bail at the end of October. Thaha had said that the Supreme Court’s intervention was a setback for the government and that he had not received any assistance from the CPI (M). The first accused, Alan Shuhaib, was earlier granted bail by an NIA court.