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Archive of entries posted on May 2008

A good man’s incarceration

The Hindu Magazine, 18 May 2008 HARSH MANDER As the international campaign to free Binayak Sen gathers momentum, a personal look at his life and the events that led to his arrest. The year was 1986. There were two unusual visitors that I often received in my official home. I was District Collector of a [...]

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Respect Civil Rights

Times of India, Editorial, 22 May 2008 The detention of Binayak Sen, a respected doctor and civil rights activist, by the Chhattisgarh government is a blot on our democracy. The Chhattisgarh police arrested him a year ago under the Chhattisgarh Special Public Security Act, 2005 on charges of aiding Maoists. The police have charged Sen, [...]

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Pittsburg, US, Vigil on 1st anniversary of detention of Dr. Binayak Sen

A vigil was held on May 13th, 2008, in Pittsburgh, PA, to mark the one-year anniversary of the unjust arrest and detention of Dr. Binayak Sen in Chhattisgarh, India. SEE PICTURES

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Worldwide protests against Dr Binayak Sen’s continued detention

Mynews.in, 18/5/2008 Ch. Narendra Hundreds of Activists from a broad coalition of 50 international human rights groups that includes Amnesty International, National Lawyers” Guild and SANSAD (South Asian Network for Secularism and Democracy), Canada, took to the streets on two Global days of Action, May 13 & 14, to protest the continued incarceration of human [...]

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Binayak Sen’s wife to collect his award

Ranjona Banerji DNA, Mumbai, Sunday, May 18, 2008 Ilina Sen says it’s been difficult to cope since her activist husband was jailed. But friends and civil liberties groups have helped MUMBAI: If Ilina Sen is all smiles, it could be because she has just got a visa to America to collect an award that is [...]

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