Chhattisgarh HC to hear Binayak Sen bail plea

January 24th, 2011 - 12:30 pm ICT by ANI  

Raipur, Jan 24 (ANI): The Chhattisgarh High Court today will hear a petition for the suspension of sentence and grant of bail of Human Rights activist Dr. Binayak Sen on Monday.

Sen was convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment on sedition charges by a Additional District and Sessions Court at Raipur last month.

Senior lawyer Ram Jethmalani will represent Sen in the court.

Dr. Sen filed a petition in the Chhattisgarh High Court on January 6, challenging the decision of the district and sessions court order that convicted Sen under various charges included sedition and sentenced him to life imprisonment

A team of European diplomats will observe the appeal hearing of Dr.Sen.

The Raipur Sessions Court on December 24 had held Dr Sen and three other people guilty of treason and waging war against the state. He has also been found guilty of sedition.

Dr Sen was arrested in Chhattisgarh in 2007 and was granted bail two years later. He was honoured with Jonathan Mann award in 2008, while he was still in prison.

Sen is a 58-year-old paediatrician and public health physician with a 25-year record of providing health care to the Adivasi people of Chhattisgarh. (ANI)

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