New York : Prominent legal activist Amrit Singh has been honoured for her groundbreaking work in the field of human rights law, along with a number of other noted Indian-Americans including US Congressman Ami Bera and USAID chief Rajiv Raj Shah,sources said.
Singh, 43, the youngest daughter of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is a senior legal officer for National Security and Counterterrorism at the New York-based Open Society Justice Initiative. She received the India Abroad Publishers Special Award for Excellence 2012, at the event organised by India Abroad on Friday to honour Indian-American achievers in a wide range of professions.
The report authored by Singh says 54 countries including Pakistan, assisted the US in its war against al-Qaeda by hosting CIA prisons on their territories and detaining, interrogating and torturing terror suspects. The report details the involvement of the nations in the American campaign against al-Qaeda and identifies 136 people who had been held or transferred by the CIA, describing when and where they were held.