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Simultaneous protests held in three US cities in solidarity with India campaign for release of Binayak sen

San Francisco, CA, New York, NY and Washington DC, 28 March, 2009: Verve and vigor marked the simultaneous protests held at the Indian embassy and consulates in Washington DC, New York City and San Francisco on March 27th, demanding the immediate release of Dr. Binayak Sen, an end to the repressive Chhattisgarh Special People’s Security Act (CSPSA) and disbanding of the state-sponsored militia, Salwa Judum. Activists from Association for India’s Development (AID), Friends of South Asia (FOSA), South Asia Solidarity Initiative (SASI), International League of People’s Struggles, and students and faculty from local universities, were among those who led these protests, coinciding with the ongoing mass civil disobedience action in the city of Raipur where Dr. Sen is incarcerated, the Raipur Satyagraha. Over 50 international groups from the US, UK and Canada have written to the Chhattisgarh government and offered their support to the Raipur Satyagraha, and nearly 600 individual faxes have also been sent to the Chhattisgarh government from around the world.
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