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Archive of entries posted on May 2008

Sentence first, verdict afterwards

India’s anti-Maoist laws become an international embarrassment Tribulation, but not a trial, for Dr Sen The Economist, May 29th 2008 HOTEL MAHENDRA, in the capital of the Indian state of Chhattisgarh, seems an unlikely spot from which to hatch a plot against the government. It is a humdrum hotel overlooking the city’s jail. But, according [...]

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Nobel Laureates Unable to Win Release of Doctor

By Nora Boustany Washington Post Foreign Service Friday, May 30, 2008; Page A10 An international effort led by Nobel laureates has failed to secure the release of a prominent Indian doctor and activist who was honored in Washington yesterday with the prestigious 2008 Jonathan Mann Award for Global Health and Human Rights. Binayak Sen, who [...]

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The Saga of State impunity

by K G Kannabiran http://www.rediff.com/news/2008/may/28guest.htm Less than a year after the Chhattisgarh government arrested Binayak Sen, the general secretary of the People’s Union for Civil Liberties, PUCL, another PUCL member, Ajay T G, has been arrested on charges of being a Maoist sympathiser. The real question underlying these arrests is not of guilt or innocence, [...]

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“BREAD OR FREEDOM? CAN WE HAVE BOTH?”: Join us in a conversation with Dr. Ilina Sen

“BREAD OR FREEDOM? CAN WE HAVE BOTH?” Please join us in a conversation with Dr. Ilina Sen, renowned scholar, feminist and human rights activist from Chhattisgarh, India. Location: Rutgers Presbyterian Church (236 West 73rd Street, New York, NY, USA). Closest subway is # 1 train to 72nd street Date: June 1, 2008 Time: 7-9 p.m. [...]

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One more Nobel Winner calls for the Immediate Release of Dr. Sen

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Dr. Binayak Sen, in Custody in India, Unable to Travel to U.S. to Accept Prestigious Human Rights Award Physicians for Human Rights Calls for the Immediate Release of Dr. Sen Media Contacts:: Nathaniel Raymond nraymond@phrusa.org Tel: (617) 301-4232 Cell: (617) 413-6407 May 14th, 2008 marked the First Anniversary of the arrest and [...]

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