Binayak Sen allowed to visit South Korea to receive award

A local court here has allowed rights activist Binayak Sen to visit South Korea to receive an award later this month.

Updated: May 10, 2011, 15:58 PM IST

Raipur: A local court here has allowed
rights activist Binayak Sen to visit South Korea to receive an
award later this month.

Additional Sessions Judge BP Verma has allowed Sen to go
to Korea between May 15 and 20 and released his passport,
sources in the court said.

Sen had sought permission from the court to visit Korea
to receive `Gwangju Prize for Human Rights`, the country`s
highest civilian award for civil and democratic rights
activists of Asia, they said.

The award, instituted to commemorate the May 1989 Gwangju
Democratic Uprising, would be given to Sen on May 18 in Seoul.

He would be required to handover his passport to the
court within one week of his arrival in India.

Sen was released on bail by the Supreme Court recently
after being held for several months on charges of sedition. He
is required to take permission from court before travelling
abroad as part of bail condition.

PTI