MEMBERS of Minehead Amnesty International Group gathered at St Peter’s Chapel, on the quayside in Minehead for a lantern-lit vigil.

The vigil was held was to remember a group of human rights defenders in India, known as the BK16, who have been in prison without trial for several years.

Amnesty claimed they were arrested simply for peacefully speaking up for human rights and criticising the Indian government.

The vigil, which was also being supported by other Amnesty groups across Europe and the USA, was timed to coincide with the opening of the G20 Summit meeting which India was hosting.

It was also the fifth anniversary of the first nine arrests of the BK16.

By posting photographs of the vigils across social media, Amnesty members hoped to draw attention to the plight of peaceful protesters in India.

More information on the Minehead Group and their future events and campaigns can be found on their website and Facebook page.