Dr. Sen Sentenced to Life Friday in India

45% of Indian children suffer from malnutrition.

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“Civil rights groups and academics in India and the US have called on India’s government to free a leading public health specialist and human rights activist, Dr Binayak Sen.

“He was sentenced to life in prison last Friday for helping Maoist rebels.

“Dr Sen was found guilty of carrying messages and setting up bank accounts for the rebels, who are active in large areas of central and eastern India.

“Activists say the evidence against Dr Sen was “manufactured”.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-south-asia-12084785

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Amnesty International among other leading human rights groups have condemned India for its vicious attack on a doctor who treated poor people, including those 45% of its children suffering from malnutrition.

India is a mixed bag, still haunted by its Caste system which divided people into stratified separate classes per wealth and poverty:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caste_system_in_India

You might mention this situation to some of those representing our credit card and other financial institutions calling from India.

“A war is just if there is no alternative, and the resort to arms is legitimate if they represent your last hope.” (Livy cited by Machiavelli)

Ed Kent [blind copies]

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