Centre urged to release Binayak Sen

Last Updated: Sunday, January 2, 2011 - 11:39

Puducherry: A joint meeting of human rights activists and delegates of civil liberties organisations on Sunday sought the Centre`s intervention for release of rights
campaigner Binayak Sen who has been sentenced to life for sedition.



A resolution adopted at the meeting, organised here by the People`s Union of Civil Liberties, said Sen had been fighting for the well-being of the scheduled tribes in Chhattisgarh and was facing several repressive measures.

But he had been charged with sedition and awarded life term by a Raipur court, it said.



"This is utterly unacceptable and the leader should be released unconditionally and the Centre should intervene in the matter," the meeting said.



A joint memorandum containing signatures of all those championing human rights would be sent to the President seeking the leader`s unconditional release.



An activist of the People`s Union of Civil Liberties, Sen was arrested on May 14, 2007 from Bilaspur.

PTI



First Published: Sunday, January 2, 2011 - 11:39

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