The Supreme Court of India granted bail in April, 2011 to Dr. Binayak Sen, observing that no case of sedition was made out against the human rights activist, who was convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment by a trial court in Chhattisgarh State. CCS had advocated on behalf of Dr. Sen, who had set up clinics for impoverished and minority people in his province. In 2009 central authorities in India had ordered Dr. Sen’s release on bail in order to receive medical attention after protests by us and by international human rights groups, intellectuals and doctors. On September 22, 2011, Dr. Sen (who is free to travel in India while on bail but not abroad) was awarded the Heinz R. Pagels Human Rights Prize by the New York Academy of Science in absentia.
Binayak Sen gets bail in Supreme Court, The Hindu, April 15, 2011
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