Chennai: MDMK founder Vaiko on Thursday
demanded that the Centre should make efforts for the release
of human rights activist Dr Binayak Sen, who was sentenced by
a Raipur court to life imprisonment for sedition, "lest people
should lose belief in democracy."
"While those convicted in the Bhopal gas tragedy were
awarded just two years in prison, someone like Dr Sen who has
been working for affected people has been awarded life term.
This will make people lose their belief in democracy and
law," he said in a statement here.
"The Centre should take steps to redress the injustice
meted out to Sen and make efforts for his release," he said.
Rights activist Binayak Sen, naxal ideologue Narayan
Sanyal and Kolkata businessman Piyush Guha were sentenced by a
Raipur court to life imprisonment for "colluding with Maoists
to establish a network to fight the state."