Binayak Sen

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Binayak Sen () is an Indian pediatrician, public health specialist and activist. He is the national Vice-President of the People's Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL).

He has been accused of sedition by the Chhattisgarh Government. He was granted bail on April 15, 2011 by the Supreme Court of India which said no evidence of sedition had been produced against the accused by the Chhattisgarh Government. The final verdict is still pending and the case, including charges of sedition,will be carried forward in the High Court of Chhattisgarh.

Binayak Sen originally started working as a pediatrician extending health care to poor people in the rural-tribal areas of the Chhattisgarh state, doubling up as a human rights activist. While Sen has worked with the state government on health sector reform he has also strongly criticized the government on human rights violations during the anti-Naxalite operations, while advocating non-violent political engagement. In May 2007, he was detained for allegedly supporting the outlawed Naxalites, thereby violating the provisions of the Chhattisgarh Special Public Security Act 2005 and the Unlawful Activities Act 1967. The evidence...
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