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Archive of entries posted on June 2009

‘I’d Happily Back Out, But It Seems Impossible’

From Outlook: His political concerns are well known. Activist Binayak Sen shares insights into his detention with SHOMA CHAUDHURY How did your loss of freedom affect you? (Long pause) As a civil rights worker, never being in jail was a hole in my CV (laughs). But I thought it would be 10- 15 days. If [...]

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Death On The Margins

From Outlook: Far from the national gaze, the establishment practises a dangerous malevolence when confronted with its anti-people policies, reports SHOMA CHAUDHURY from Raipur and Dantewada. Photographs by SHAILENDRA PANDEY Old threshold 2.30pm and Binayak Sen finally closes the door of his home to the stream of visitors who have come to see him after [...]

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PUDR would like the bail order for Binayak Sen to be applied also to his co accused . . .

From: Economic and Political Weekly, May 30 – June 05, 2009 Letters Binayak Sen The People’s Union for Democratic Rights (PUDR) welcomes the Supreme Court’s decision to grant bail to Binayak Sen in the case levelled by the Chhattisgarh government that resulted in the noted civil rights activist being confined for over two years in [...]

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Indian Rights Activist, Freed on Bail, Vows to Continue Work

From the WSJ: JUNE 1, 2009 By Krishna Pokharel RAIPUR, India — Doctor and human-rights activist Binayak Sen, released on bail last week from the prison here where he had been held on charges of aiding Maoist insurgents, said he will continue treating patients from Indian tribal areas and fighting for their rights, despite weak [...]

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