Rights body for release of political prisoners by new govt
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Last Updated: Tuesday, May 17, 2011, 01:02
Kolkata: A rights body on Monday expressed hope that the Trinamool Congress-led new government in West Bengal would release all political prisoners.

"This is expected that the new ministry will take a bold decision to unconditionally release all political prisoners in the state," Association for Protection of Democratic Rights (APDR) secretary S Roychowdhury said.

An APDR delegation met Chief Secretary Samar Ghosh and urged him for preparing a list of all political prisoners with the help of the jail department.

He demanded that the new government discuss the issue at its first meeting.

Stating that the APDR would like to meet the new chief minister, he said, "APDR expects a positive response from the new state government."


First Published: Tuesday, May 17, 2011, 01:02

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