On 15 April 2011 the Supreme Court of India granted bail to Dr Binayak Sen.
Dr Binayak Sen sentenced to life imprisonment
Unfortunately we must now report that on 24 December 2010, the Raipur Sessions' Court found Binayak Sen guilty of connections with a banned organization and sentenced him to life imprisonment. The conviction was widely criticized as politically motivated and based on falsified evidence. Sen is considered by Amnesty International to be a prisoner of conscience.
Mansour Osanloo suffers suspected heart attack
In 2007, Mansour Osanloo, now aged 50, president of the ITF-affiliated Vahed Syndicate (Tehran Bus Workers’ Union) was dragged from a Tehran bus by members of the Iranian security forces. Three months later he was sentenced to five years imprisonment on charges of ‘acting against national security’ and ‘propaganda against the state’; in 2010 another year was added to his sentence. In reality his only ‘crime’ has been to help found a genuinely democratic trade union for his fellow bus drivers. More...