February 10, 2011
Binayak Sen’s family tells NewsX they will appeal to the Supreme Court after the Chhattisgarh High Court rejected the activist’s plea for bail.
Sen has been sentenced to life imprisonment on sedition charges over his alleged Maoist links.
Indian Workers Association, GB: “Raise Voice Demanding the Release of Political Prisoners Who Are in Indian Jails Under Sedition Charges!”
To All Those Who Cherish Democratic Values — The judiciary of the so-called biggest democracy on this planet has once again shown to the world that it is partisan, undemocratic and oppressive as it is wrongfully punishing renowned Dr. Binayak Sen, a doctor who always served the people, and two others, Narayan Sanyal and Piyush Guha. The three have been punished under Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA), Public Safety Law of Chhattisgarh (CSPPA), and 124-A and S 120 clauses of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). These special clauses of sedition were introduced by the British colonialist rulers in India to suppress the rightful rebellions of the Indian people against the colonialist rulers. These black clauses are not only retained in penal code of ‘free’ India, rather, many new laws of such kind are made and being enacted to suppress the will of the people. The rulers are aggressively using these new laws against the people to stifle them.
The punishment slapped on Binayak Sen, Narayan Sanyal and Piyush Guha is totally unjustified. Continue reading
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Activists gathered in Delhi to protest the sentencing of Binayak Sen and demand the right to dissent
Arundhati, Swami Agnivesh adds to chorus for Binayak Sen
Press Trust Of India
New Delhi, December 27, 2010
Writer Arundhati Roy and social activist Swami Agnivesh joined scores of fellow activists to protest against the “unjust” life imprisonment of rights campaigner Binayak Sen, which they described as a “move to intimidate and silence dissent”. Organised by All India Progressive Women’s Association(AIPWA) and All India Students’ Association (AISA), the protest saw students, academicians and activists shouting slogans against the life sentence to Sen.
“If you are charging Sen with sedition, then slap the same charge against me also. I am with him,” said Agnivesh addressing the protestors at Jantar Mantar, the dharna hotspot of the national capital.
Calling Sen a “dedicated soul,” he added that Sen’s case had “shaken everyone.” Continue reading