`Sen`s opposition to Salwa Judum made him a target`

Binayak Sen`s opposition to Salwa Judum had made him a target of the authorities, his wife Ilina claimed.

Last Updated: Jan 02, 2011, 20:06 PM IST

Jaipur: Rights activist Binayak Sen`s opposition to Salwa Judum, an anti-Naxalite force promoted by the Chattisgarh government, and state repression had made him a target of the authorities, his wife Ilina claimed on Sunday.

"I have faith in judiciary of the country....but I would say that the conviction of Sen would be a blot on the judiciary," Ilina said here, during an interaction with rights activists.

"Binayak Sen and his family members are suffering today but implication of the case would go beyond this. Vague charges were framed against Sen and our logical explanation and evidences were not considered," she alleged.
Ilina said Sen opposed Salwa Judum and raised his voice against state repression and became the target of the state government.
Sen, Naxal ideologue Narayan Sanyal and Kolkata businessman Piyush Guha were found guilty of sedition and sentenced to life by a Raipur court last month.

PTI