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Magazine criticizes Binayak Sen's conviction after EU probe

About a month after my story on how Binayak Sen's conviction exposed India's misuse of its lumbering legal system (Punishment by trial, GP Dec. 31), Time has dragged the problem further into international scrutiny this week.

Elliott Hannon writes:

 

In India, which prides itself on its rambunctious but tolerant democracy, Sen's conviction has raised serious concerns about free speech and called into question the soundness of reasoning in the Indian judicial system. Activists in India view Sen's conviction not just as an isolated miscarriage of justice, but the latest incident in a troubling trend in the country, where they say basic civil liberties are being trampled by the government's goals of economic growth and security.

 

Couldn't have said it better (again) myself.

http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/bric-yard/times-got-our-back

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