Loading ...
Sorry, an error occurred while loading the content.

Global Health Council Calls for Dr. Binayak Sen's Release

Expand Messages
  • Kamayani
    Global Health Council Calls for Dr. Binayak Sen s Release The Global Health
    Message 1 of 1 , Jan 1, 2011
    • 0 Attachment

      Global Health Council Calls for Dr. Binayak Sen's Release

      The Global Health Council joins advocates around the world in condemning the life sentence given to Dr. Binayak Sen by the Indian Government on Dec. 24th for sedition and conspiracy in violation of state antiterrorism laws and calls for his immediate release. Dr. Sen, a pediatrician who received the 2008 Jonathan Mann Award for Global Health and Human Rights, has strongly denied committing any crimes. 

      During his decades-long career, Dr. Sen established a hospital for mine workers and served as an officer with the People’s Union for Civil Liberties, a human rights organization. He and his wife, Dr. Ilina Sen, also founded Rupantar, a non-governmental organization to train and monitor community health workers in 20 villages. 

      Dr. Sen was arrested in 2007 and held for more than two years prior to his trial. He and his supporters have said the charges against him—which involve passing messages from a jailed rebel leader he was treating—are politically motivated and were brought in retaliation for his human rights work. In a statement given at his trial Dr. Sen detailed how the evidence against him had been fabricated in order to implicate him. The information raises troubling questions that should prompt his immediate release. 

      Dr. Sen was unable to travel to Washington to accept the Mann Award in 2008, despite appeals from almost two dozen Nobel Laureates. Dr. Ilina Sen accepted the honor on her husband’s behalf. 

      “Dr. Sen is an internationally recognized pioneer in providing health services to the poor,” said Dr. Jeffrey L. Sturchio, president and CEO of the Global Health Council. “This unjust sentence is particularly devastating, not only for Dr. Sen and his family, but also for those he has worked so tirelessly to help.” 

      The Mann Award is given annually by the Global Health Council and honors practitioners whose work in the field connects health and human rights, benefits people in marginalized communities, and shows long-term commitment. 

      For background on the history of Dr. Sen’s case | visit here


      Adv Kamayani Bali Mahabal

      "Nobody is giving up violence. Neither the state nor the Maoists are giving up violence. I am interested in furthering my cause, which is the cause of peace with justice.- DR BINAYAK SEN 
      JOIN THE FACEBOOK EVENT: ONE MILLION FACES http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=179177728772740

    Your message has been successfully submitted and would be delivered to recipients shortly.