Today we attended a demonstration at Jantar Mantar to protest against
the conviction of
Dr. Binayak Sen
by the Raipur Sessions court on trumped-up charges of sedition. Despite
a complete lack of evidence and clear signs of police misconduct in his
arrest, he was sentenced to life imprisonment. The verdict brings into
sharp focus the sorry state of the government in Chhatisgarh.
One of the signs at the protest: "Kangaroo court in a Banana republic"