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Angela Davis speaking at Binayak Sen Solidarity Event in Delhi (4 April 2011)

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Binayak Sen is our friend: Solidarity from the streets of Mumbai

Krishan Takhar chances upon two supporters of Dr. Binayak Sen in Kurla, Mumbai:

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Tom Pietrasik: The sad story of Dhanga Baiga

Dhanga Baiga, a tuberculosis patient at the Jan Swasthya Sahyog (People’s Health Support Group), Bilaspur, died last Monday. Photographer Tom Pietrasik, who had photographed Mr. Baiga and followed his story, wrote in his blog : Weighing just 29 kilos, Dhanga was certainly not doing very well and [Dr.] Yogesh {Jain] concluded by asking him stay [...]

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Dr. Ilina Sen’s statement at the RTI Convention, Shillong

As I fight the long and painful legal battle to extricate Binayak from the clutches of the penal administration, I realize that this battle is as much mine as that of any Indian citizen. Today, at many levels and in many fora including this one, the people of India are struggling for the establishment of accountability and transparency in our governance structures as befitting our status as the world’s largest democracy. However, it is a sad reflection on our system that once a false case is registered in the name of security, it is almost impossible to turn the clock back, even if facts stare us in the face that indicate that the case had no basis. To this, if we add dimensions of face saving, prestige, and drubbing the nose into the ground of uncomfortable critics, we have Chhattisgarh and Binayak Sen.

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Meet Maulana Binayak Sen

From twocircles.net: By Mahtab Alam, In the last three years, much has been written on Binayak Sen—both positive and negative. While Swapan Dasgupta and Kanchan Gupta allege him of being the ‘Bengali Che Guevara, prone to ‘reckless excitability’ and ‘an agent of evangelists’ who used his cover as ‘social worker’ with access to ‘charity’ funds’, [...]

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