Chhattisgarh High Court rejects bail for Binayak Sen


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.

Oppose Strongly the Punishment given to Binayak Sen, Narayan Sanyal and Piyush Guha!

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

India: Intellectuals, activists join chorus for Binayak Sen’s release

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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

India: Court sentences Dr Binayak Sen, tribal clinic doctor, to life for helping Maoists

Binayak Sen held guilty, supporters cry foul

December 24, 2010 – Dr Sen to appeal against the Raipur court verdict which holds him guilty of sedition.

By Sujeet Kumar
RAIPUR | Fri Dec 24, 2010
(Reuters) – A court sentenced a doctor accused of links with Maoist rebels to life in prison on Friday, a high-profile case involving appeals by Nobel laureates for the world’s biggest democracy to uphold human rights.

Binayak Sen, 60, was arrested in 2007 in Raipur, capital of Chhattisgarh on accusations he passed on notes from an imprisoned Maoist leader he was treating. Sen denies any wrongdoing. Continue reading