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VIGIL FOR THE RELEASE OF DR BINAYAK SEN

VIGIL FOR THE RELEASE OF DR BINAYAK SEN

1.00pm -3.00pm, Tuesday 13 May 2008

Indian High Commission, The Aldwych, London WC1(nearest tube: Holborn)

 

Dr Binayak Sen is a renowned paediatrician and human rights activist who has been working with the poorest people in Chhattisgarh state in central India for the last 25 years. On 14 May 2007, Dr Sen was arrested on trumped-up charges and has been imprisoned without trial ever since. As a doctor,

Binayak Sen is widely respected for his unshakeable commitment to providing health care to poor adivasi or ‘tribal’ communities. He was instrumental in setting up the cooperative Shaheed hospital for mine workers in Dalli Rajhara, and has campaigned tirelessly against violations of the human rights of the poor.On 21 April this year, he was awarded the prestigious Jonathan Mann Award for Global Health and Human Rights in recognition of his work as a public health activist and defender of human rights.  Continue reading