Rona Wilson

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Rona Wilson is the public relations secretary of the Committee for Release of Political Prisoners (CRPP). He has worked with people accused in terrorism cases, including those booked under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA).[1]

Rona is from Kolam district in Kerala. He came to Delhi in the late 9's, where he studied at the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU). He was at the forefront of the struggle to release SAR Geelani in the 2001 Parliament attack case. After this, he formed the Committee for Release of Political Prisoners (CRPP) with Geelani.[2]

Rona's house was raided in April 2018. At the time, he was preparing a research proposal for a Ph.D. in London.[2] On 6 June 2018, he was arrested from Munirka in Delhi early in the morning by Pune Police along with Sudhir Dhawale, Shoma Sen, Mahesh Raut and Surendra Gadling in a joint operation across India.[3] He was booked under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA).

References[edit]

  1. ^ Johari, Aarefa. "A poet, a lawyer, a professor: These are the five activists held for sparking Bhima Koregaon clashes". Scroll.in. Retrieved 2018-08-29.
  2. ^ a b "The People's Fighters: Meet the Five Arrested in the Bhima Koregaon Case". The Wire. Retrieved 2018-08-29.
  3. ^ "Koregaon violence: Activist Rona Jacob Wilson arrested in Delhi - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 2018-08-29.