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Take action to end impunity :Tara Singh Hayer
18 Nov 2011
BY ALICE PURKISS

MURDERED 18 NOVEMBER 1998
Tara Singh Hayer, Publisher, “Indo-Canadian Times” — Canada 

Join us in demanding justice for Tara Singh Hayer. Already paralysed from an assassination attempt 10 years earlier, Hayer was shot to death outside his home on 18 November 1998. A week before his death, he said ominously, “If they get me, they get me. There’s nothing I can do and I’m not going to stop my work.” Hayer’s murder appears to be connected to his investigation into the 1985 bombing of an Air India flight, which resulted in the deaths of all 329 passengers and crew. Hayer had made statements to police that would incriminate members of a militant Sikh separatist group.

Police were accused of failing to provide Hayer with adequate protection, mismanaging his case, and dismissing the possibility of a link between Hayer’s death and the bombing. Hayer’s case is the first and only case of a journalist murdered specifically for his work in Canada. It remains unsolved.

Take Action: Write a letter demanding justice for Tara Singh Hayer

International Day to End Impunity is on 23 November. Until that date,  we will reveal a story each day of a journalist, writer or free expression advocate who was killed in the line of duty.

2 responses to “Take action to end impunity :Tara Singh Hayer”

  1. A group of Sikhs, who took law into their own hands and murdered a prime minister of India, would not hesitate to kill an honest journalist in Canada. The murder of Tara Singh Hayer must be avenged, yes, must be avenged.

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