Indian paediatrician has been two years in prison without trial

BMJ 2009; 338 doi: (Published 05 May 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b1864
  1. Ganapati Mudur
  1. 1New Delhi

    An Indian doctor whose achievements in community health have been recognised by the international medical world and whose personal sacrifices have been cited by academics in medical schools across India will complete two years in prison on 14 May this year.

    On Monday 4 May India’s Supreme Court asked the central Indian state of Chhattisgarh to respond within two weeks to a petition for bail from Binayak Sen, a paediatrician and civil rights activist, who was arrested in 2007 after an allegation that he had carried letters for armed Maoist rebels. Dr Sen has asserted that the allegation is false, and the charge against him remains unproved, despite numerous hearings in a lower court in …

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