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Archive of entries posted on April 2008

A Prize For The Prisoner

Tehelka Magazine, Vol 5, Issue 17, Dated May 03, 2008 ENGAGED CIRCLE tribute Binayak Sen has just received a major international award but is still in jail. P. ZACHARIAH applauds his former student Physician and activist Dr. Binayak Sen — currently behind bars for alleged links with Naxalites — this month became the first South [...]

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Right Activists Seek Fair Trial For Binayak Sen

News Post India, Tuesday 22nd of April 2008 With jailed physician Binayak Sen bagging the prestigious Jonathan Mann Award for Global Health and Human Rights by the US-based Global Health Council, human rights activists have sought a fair trial for him. Sen faces various charges, including treason. The Chhattisgarh police picked up Sen, a paediatrician [...]

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About a Jailed Doctor

Times of India, 27 Apr 2008 Last week, almost a year after he was arrested in Chhattisgarh as an alleged ‘Naxalite’, Dr Binayak Sen became the first South Asian to be awarded the prestigious Jonathan Mann Award for Global Health and Human Rights. He remains in prison. I first met Binayak in the mid eighties [...]

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Governing Human Rights Violation And Dr. Binayak Sen

By Arpita Banerjee 30 April, 2008 Countercurrents.org “To be GOVERNED is to be watched, inspected, spied upon, directed, law-driven, numbered, regulated, enrolled, indoctrinated, preached at, controlled, checked, estimated, values, censured, commanded,…stamped, measured, numbered, assessed, licensed, authorized, admonished, prevented, forbidden, reformed, corrected, punished. It is, under the pretext of public utility, and in the name of [...]

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Human Rights Watch: Fair Trial Doubtful for Dr Binayak Sen

India: Fair Trial Doubtful for Honored Rights Advocate Chhattisgarh Government Should Not Use Naxalite Issue to Silence Critics (New York, April 29, 2008) – Criminal charges against award-winning human rights defender Dr. Binayak Sen raise serous concerns that he will not get a fair trial in Raipur district court in Chhattisgarh state when hearings begin [...]

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