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Statement of Support for Dr. Sen's Travel to U.S. to Receive Jonathan Mann Award

April 2008

The Global Health Council announced on April 21st that Dr. Binayak Sen is the winner of the 2008 Jonathan Mann Award for Global Health and Human Rights. Dr. Sen, a physician and human rights activist, has been in custody since May 14, 2007, for his alleged involvement with prisoners who are a part of the banned Communist Party. Leaders in the fields of health and human rights including Global Health Council President and CEO Nils Daulaire, Jim Yong Kim of Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Public Health, as well as PHR's CEO Frank Donaghue, signed a letter to Indian officials supporting the release of Dr. Sen to travel to Washington, DC to receive the award in person on May 29th, 2008.

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