06 April 2009

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Know about Dr. Binayak Sen: Free Dr. Binayak Sen

Know about Dr. Binayak Sen: Free Dr. Binayak Sen:
Short Biography of Dr.Binayak Sen

Updated Friday, April 22, 2011 -

I didn’t hear about Dr, Binayak sen on television channel, I came to know about him
Through blogs. Whatever I read about him, I thought every Indian should know about him.

Since May 15, 2007, Binayak Sen, a distinguished Indian pediatrician and a tireless human rights activist has been imprisoned in a Raipur jail in the state of Chhattisgarh, India.

He has been convicted of no crime but is being held under draconian state laws for his alleged association with the Naxalites—an outlawed Indian communist movement, deemed to be a threat to national security.

In May 2007, he was detained for allegedly violating the provisions of the Chhattisgarh Special Public Security Act 2005 (CSPSA) and the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act 1967

In December 2007; his bail petition was rejected by the Supreme Court of India.

Dr. Sen. is the winner of the tenth annual Jonathan Mann Award 2008 for Global Health and Human Rights, and the first winner from India and South Asia.

Dr Sen. was the recipient in 2004 of the Paul Harrison award for a lifetime of service to the rural poor.

Dr. Sen. was awarded the R.R. Keithan Gold Medal by The Indian Academy of Social Sciences (ISSA) on 31 December 2007

On 16 May 2007, Amnesty International issued a call to the Government of Chhattisgarh to "immediately release Dr. Sen. unless he is charged with a recognizable criminal offence and take urgent steps to end the harassment of the other human rights defenders in the state.

On 31 December 2007, the R.R. Keithan Gold Medal of the Indian Academy of Social Sciences was conferred on Dr. Binayak Sen. (in absentia) at a function chaired by Dr. B. N. Mungekar, Member, Planning Commission of India, and Chairperson of the Indian Academy of Social Sciences.

Dr Sen. is the National Vice-President of the People's Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL) and General Secretary of its Chhattisgarh unit.

I didn’t see anything or hear about Dr Binayak Sen, on Indian television media. I read that NDTV and BBC and radio Australia highlighted about Dr.Sen.

We hope Supreme Court of India will give the justice to Dr. Sen.
Let the honesty and social service and humanity win.
Free Dr.Binayak Sen.

Updated Friday, April 22, 2011

Civil rights activist Binayak Sen has been honoured with the 2011 Gwangju Prize for Human Rights, South Korea's most prestigious award for those working on peace, democracy and justice in Asia.

The award was announced on Thursday by 2011 Gwangju Prize Committee in Seoul.

The prize, which carries a sum of $50,000 is awarded each year on May 18 - on the anniversary of the May 1980 Gwangju democratic uprising to a person or organisation who has made significant contributions in the field of human rights and democracy.


feddabonn April 06, 2009  

good work @ passing on the info. the more we talk about it, the less power they will have. keep blogging!

airborne April 06, 2009  

For being a responsible and well regarded citizen, one gets imprisonment. For money laundering corruption, you get to become a minister!Damn!

not needed April 07, 2009  

What I heard about him also gives credence to the perception that the Government of Chattisgarh state has not been able to prove any charges of his association with naxalites. It is almost 2 years and nothing has been proven so far!
The way prestigious medical journals like BMJ, Lancet and over 2 dozens of Noble laureate have come in the support of this doctor gives an impression that he is probably being falsely implicated. The protests against his detention have are increasing gradually (in India as well as abroad). You may search You Tube for these videos.
I believe justice must prevail in a speedy manner! If he is wrong, prove it. if not, release him! Sitting on the justice is an equally heinous crime.

Anonymous,  April 09, 2009  

Yeah, he clearly protested against the inhuman group Sulwa Judum. It was because of his influence in bringing to light the plight of the tribals in Chattisgarh, he has been arrested. He should be set free!!