February 20, 2017

Good News for Dr. Binayak Sen

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.  … continue reading >>

Dr. Binayak Sen Sentenced to Life Imprisonment

On Dec. 25, 2010, Dr. Binyak Sen, a pioneer of health care to poor and indigenous communities in Chhattisgarh state and a human rights activist, was convicted of sedition and conspiracy under the Chhattisgarh Special Public Safety Act, 2005, and the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act, 2004 by a state court. According to Amnesty International, Dr. Sen was convicted  … continue reading >>

India Refuses Access to Scholar

Professor Shapiro is Chair of the Department of Anthropology at the California Institute of Integral Studies, where he is an Associate Professor. On November 1st, 2010, Professor Shapiro traveled to India with his wife, Professor Angana Chatterji. Professor Chatterji, a frequent visitor to the region, was granted entry to India, although she had been stopped several times before, while her  … continue reading >>

Binayak Sen

On May 25, 2009, India's Supreme Court granted Dr. Binayak Sen unconditional release on bail. Dr. Sen, a medical doctor, and his wife, Ilina, are at Christian Medical College in Vellore receiving medical care. Although Dr. Sen is out of prison on bail, his trial continues. After 16 months, he has not yet been allowed to present his defense and a third charge was recently filed against  … continue reading >>

India: Doctor who provided health care to poor incarcerated

Dr. Binayak Sen: CCS Wrote to Indian authorities on State and Federal level to urge medical care and release from incarceration for Dr Sen, a pioneer in health care to poor and indigenous communities in Chhattisgarh state and a human rights activist, who has been incarcerated on charges of violating security laws that Amnesty International says are unfounded. Local authorities imprisoned him  … continue reading >>