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Amnesty asks Obama to raise Bhopal, Kashmir with India

By The Assam Tribune

WASHINGTON, Nov 3 (PTI) - Amnesty International has asked US President Barack Obama to support the survivors of the Bhopal gas disaster who are demanding accountability, justice and an end to 25 years of human rights violations.

"It is essential that your administration and Government of India cooperate to ensure that those accused of causing Bhopal disaster, including UCC, are made to face trial and that Bhopal survivors are able to obtain redress," Larry Cox, executive director of Amnesty International USA said in a letter to the President.

"On June 7, seven Indian former-executives of UCC and the Indian subsidiary of UCC, Union Carbide India Limited (UCIL) were convicted of criminal offences for their role in the disaster. However, the US-based UCC and its former Chairman Warren Anderson have refused to face trial for the charges that were also brought against them in 1987," he said.

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Amnesty asks Obama to raise Bhopal, Kashmir with India

WASHINGTON, Nov 3 (PTI) - Amnesty International has asked US President Barack Obama to support the survivors of the Bhopal gas disaster who are demanding accountability, justice and an end to 25 years of human rights violations.

"It is essential that your administration and Government of India cooperate to ensure that those accused of causing Bhopal disaster, including UCC, are made to face trial and that Bhopal survivors are able to obtain redress," Larry Cox, executive director of Amnesty International USA said in a letter to the President.

"On June 7, seven Indian former-executives of UCC and the Indian subsidiary of UCC, Union Carbide India Limited (UCIL) were convicted of criminal offences for their role in the disaster. However, the US-based UCC and its former Chairman Warren Anderson have refused to face trial for the charges that were also brought against them in 1987," he said.