03Aug/11

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

03Aug/11

Statement on Nandigram

STATEMENT ON THE NANDIGRAM ATROCITIES BY SOUTH ASIA SOLIDARITY GROUP

19 March 2007

“Bodies were scattered all over the paddy fields smeared with blood. The injured were screaming for help, and policemen kept kicking them.”  – Ehsan, resident of Bhangabhera village at Nandigram (Hindustan Times, March 15) “It was like a war. I don’t know where my family members are.” – Saber, another villager (Hindustan Times, March 15)

 

 

Women protesting against the seizure of their land for a Special Economic Zone in Singur, West Bengal, India Continue reading