PEOPLE DEMAND RELEASE OF HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVIST IN CENTRAL INDIABy ANI
Monday, January 31, 2011
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People demand release of human rights activist in central India.
Activists of Chhattisgarh Mukti Morcha Labourer’s Committee carry out a protest rally in India’s central state of Chhattisgarh demanding the release of Human Rights activist Binayak Sen who is convicted under sedition charges.
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RAIPUR, CHHATTISGARH, INDIA (JANUARY 30, 2011) (ANI-NO ACCESS BBC)
1. ACTIVISTS GATHERED TO DEMAND RELEASE OF HUMAN RIGHT ACTIVIST BINAYAK SEN
2. A POSTER READING ‘RELEASE DR. BINAYAK SEN’
3. CLOSE UP OF SEN’S PICTURE PRINTED ON THE POSTER
4. AN ACTIVIST DELIVERING SPEECH
5. SUPPORTERS OF BINAYAK SEN SITTING
6. CLOSE UP OF AN ACTIVIST
7. A BANNER READING ‘CHHATTISGARH MUKTI MORCHA LABOURER’S COMMITTEE’
8. ACTIVIST GAUTAM BANDHOPADHYAY
9. (SOUNDBITE) (Hindi) GAUTAM BANDHOPADHYAY, ACTIVIST, SAYING: “Today we have gathered here to safeguard ‘Human Rights’ and to save Chhattisgarh’s land, water and jungles from being looted.”
10. ACTIVISTS CARRYING OUT RALLY
11. A POSTER READING ‘RELEASE DR. BINAYAK SEN’
12. ACTIVISTS SHOUTING SLOGAN
13. WOMEN ACTIVISTS
14. BANDHOPADHYAY WALKING IN THE PROTEST
15. SEVERAL ACTIVISTS ON ROAD
STORY: Activists of Chhattisgarh Mukti Morcha Labourer’s Committee carried out a protest rally in India’s central state of Chhattisgarh on Saturday (January 30) demanding the release of Human Rights activist Binayak Sen who is convicted under sedition charges.
The activists demanded immediate release of Dr. Sen and said that he was mistakenly convicted.
Activist Gautam Bandhopadhyay who addressed the rally said that the demonstration will also work as a reminder in saving the jungle lands that are being destroyed by big industries for their commercial interest.
“Today we have gathered here to safeguard ‘Human Rights’ and to save Chhattisgarh’s land, water and jungles from being looted,” said Bandhopadhyay.
Intellectuals and activists of the country have been crying foul over the judgment.
Sen, a social activist, was convicted of sedition charges under the Chhattisgarh Special Public Security Act for his alleged links with Maoist ultras on December 24.
Maoist ideologue Narayan Sanyal and Kolkata based businessman Piyush Guha were also convicted under the same law.
As a doctor, Sen had won international fame for running clinics for poor villagers in the tribal regions of the country.
He has also been critical of government-backed tribal militia formed to battle the Maoists.