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Boston-Based Members Invited to a Protest for Binayak Sen
All Boston-based PHR members are invited to participate in a Global Day of Protest on January 30, 2011 which will call for the Release of Dr. Binayak Sen and other human rights defenders and journalists. In December, The Chattisgarh Court in India handed down a life sentence to Dr. Sen, finding him guilty on charges of treason and sedition for alleged support of Maoist rebels. The sentence shocked family and supporters of the celebrated pediatrician who spent years devoted to public health and the poorest of India’s poor.The “Demonstration for Freedom” will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, January 30, 2011 at the Harvard Square Pit (Behind the Redline T-stop). The protest will be held by the Association for India’s Development, Alliance for Secular and Democratic South Asia, Mass Global Action and Boston May Day Committee.
Issues: Persecution of Health Workers