The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) should call on the Indian government to stop prosecuting, intimidating and harassing human rights defenders (HRDs), activists and non-profit organisations (NPOs) in the country on the pretext of countering terrorist financing, Amnesty International, Charity & Security Network and Human Rights Watch have said.

Members of the global terrorism financing and money laundering watchdog have this week started their fourth periodic review of India’s record on tackling illicit funding and, in an open letter, the NPOs say the FATF review should document crackdown on dissent.

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