Life Sentence for Activist Indian Doctor Stokes Outrage

29 December 2010 | Kurt Achin

Protesters hold placards as they shout anti-government slogans in New Delhi during a protest against life sentence handed out to a doctor and social activist, Binayak Sen, 27 Dec 2010. Photo: AFP

Outrage is mounting at the sentencing of an Indian children’s doctor to life in prison . . . → Read More: Life Sentence for Activist Indian Doctor Stokes Outrage

Indian Justice Has Failed Dr Binayak Sen

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To: The President of India, Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi

We, the undersigned are shocked at the conviction of well-known public health doctor and human rights worker Dr Binayak Sen by a Raipur Sessions Court on charges of ‘sedition’ and ‘waging war against the Indian State’. The conviction carries . . . → Read More: Indian Justice Has Failed Dr Binayak Sen

Binayak’s Great Work Deserves Recognition, Not Punishment – Amartya Sen

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Courtesy: Anandabazar Patrika, December 28 , 2010

Sedition decision ‘misuse’ of laws : Amartya Sen

By Amartya Sen

Amartya Sen

I am very upset about the court decision in Chhattisgarh about Binayak Sen. It is a huge perversion of our system of justice, and particularly of the laws concerning sedition. It’s not at all clear, to start with, that the thing he has been exactly accused of — . . . → Read More: Sedition decision ‘misuse’ of laws : Amartya Sen

Dr. Binayak Sen & Others : Our Solidarity

Dr. Binayak Sen

On Christmas Eve (24 December, 2010), Dr. Binayak Sen, a celebrated human rights activist and physician, along with two others, Pijush Guha and Narayan Sanyal were pronounced guilty of criminal conspiracy to commit sedition, under section 124(a) read with 24(b) of the Indian Penal Code. They were sentenced to life . . . → Read More: Dr. Binayak Sen & Others : Our Solidarity

WikiLeaks cables: will the world now intervene over torture in Kashmir?

By Dilnaz Boga

The Guardian (Guardian.co.uk), Tuesday 21 December 2010 12.45 GMT

Will the leaked communiqués mark a shift in western foreign policy, or is it to be business as usual in Kashmir?

A mother of a disappeared son protests on the eve of International Human Rights Day in Srinagar, Kashmir. Photograph: Farooq . . . → Read More: WikiLeaks cables: will the world now intervene over torture in Kashmir?

WikiLeaks cables: India accused of systematic use of torture in Kashmir

Jason Burke in Delhi The Guardian (Guardian.co.uk),Thursday 16 December 2010 21.30 GMT

Beatings and electric shocks inflicted on hundreds of civilians detained in Kashmir, US diplomats in Delhi told by ICRC

Unrest in Kashmir, where a leaked cable said the Indian government 'condoned torture'. Photograph: Tauseef Mustafa/AFP/Getty Images

US officials had evidence of . . . → Read More: WikiLeaks cables: India accused of systematic use of torture in Kashmir

BOOK FAIR at SONARPUR, 24Pgs south, near Kolkata

Sonarpur Book Fair: November 25 to December 5, 2010

Prabir Ghosh

Members of SRAI, Sonarpur Branch

Inaugurating new book 'Kashmir e azadi-r Lorai…' by Prabir . . . → Read More: BOOK FAIR at SONARPUR, 24Pgs south, near Kolkata

Human Rights Day 2010

The theme for Human Rights Day 10 December 2010 is human rights defenders who act to end discrimination.

Human rights defenders acting against discrimination, often at great personal risk to both themselves and their families, are being recognized and acclaimed on this day.

Human rights defenders speak out against abuse and violations including discrimination, . . . → Read More: Human Rights Day 2010

Wikileaks: Stop the crackdown, Sign the petition

Thanks to Mr. Shubhobroto Ghosh for the link.

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The vicious intimidation campaign against WikiLeaks is a dangerous attack on freedom of expression and the press. Top US politicians have branded WikiLeaks a terrorist organization, and urged corporations to shut it down. Commentators have even suggested assassinating its . . . → Read More: Wikileaks: Stop the crackdown, Sign the petition