|Press Release| Binayak Sen Conviction

December 24, 2010 by · Leave a Comment
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Statement in Kannada

Delhi/ Raipur,
24th December, 2010

The People’s Union for Civil Liberties is deeply disappointed at the miscarriage of justice reflected in the judgement of Raipur Additional District and Sessions Judge B. P. Verma  sentencing our National Vice President Dr. Binayak Sen to life imprisonment under charges of sedition 124 (A) of the IPC read with conspiracy (120-B IPC) along with convicting him concurrently u/s 8-(1), (2), (3) and (5) of the Chhattisgarh Vishesh Jan Suraksha Adhiniyam,2005 (Chhattisgarh Special Public Safety Act, 2005) and
u/sec 39 (2) of the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act, 2004 (amended). It is a sad day for the PUCL and all human rights defenders in the country and a black day for the Indian Judiciary

Dr. Binayak Sen was charged with being a courier of letters from co-accused Narayan Sanyal to Piyush Guha. All through the trial not a single Jail authority appearing as prosecution witness confirmed this. In fact, there was no substantive evidence to confirm any of the allegations of the prosecution.
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The PUCL holds that Dr Binayak Sen is a victim of the vendetta of the Chhattisgarh government for his bold and principled opposition to state sponsored vigilante operation Salwa Judum, which has been held unacceptable even by the Supreme Court. His conviction is one more example of the state succeeding in securing the conviction of an innocent person on the basis of false evidence. It is an occasion for the nation to demand drastic reform of the criminal justice system to ensure that it is not manipulated by the state to persecute, prosecute and victimize innocent persons.

The PUCL will continue to work towards Dr. Binayak Sen release and take all legal measures in this regard. It will also work towards building public opinion against the ongoing persecution of activists and Human Rights Defenders in the country.

  • Prabhakar Sinha (President)
  • Pushkar Raj (General Secretary)
  • Mahi  Pal Singh (National Secretary)
  • Kavita Srivastava (National Secretary)

Discussion Meeting| Human Rights, Democracy and Media

December 9, 2010 by · Leave a Comment
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PUCL-Bangalore invites you to a

Discussion Meeting

Human Rights, Democracy and Media

Challenges in Contemporary Times

11 December 2010 @ 4:00 PM

Xavier Hall, Post-Graduate Campus, St. Joseph’s College
Near Double Road



Professor Hassan Mansur

Founder member – PUCL- Karnataka



Father Ambrose Pinto

Principal, St Joseph’s College



B Parvatheesha

Senior Correspondent, Lankesh Prakashana

Samakalina Madhyama Mattu Maanava Hakkugalu

[Contemporary Media and Human Rights]

Issac Arul Selva

Editor, Slum Jagathu

Marginalised Communities and the media

Siddharth Narrain

Legal Researcher, Alternative Law Forum

Clamping down on the dissenting voice


Audience driven discussion panel!

***Call to action***

Please attend! Please circulate widely!

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