Binayak Sen released from Raipur Jail

Human rights activist and pediatrician Binayak Sen released today at 7:00 PM from raipur central Jail. He has been in a Raipur jail after being convicted for sedition and sentenced to rigorous life imprisonment by a Chhattisgarh court on December 24, 2010. The Chhattisgarh Court of Additional District and Sessions Judge BP Verma directed that Sen be released on a personal bond and surety of Rs 50,000 each. He also has to surrender his passport, he can't leave India without prior permission and he has to appear before the Chhattisgarh High Court for the trial whenever required.
His battle for bail began on January 24, 2011 when the Chhattisgarh High Court began hearing on suspension of his sentence. But on February 10, 2011, the High Court dismissed his bail plea. The Supreme Court on March 3, 2011 admitted a special leave petition (SLP) and issued notices to the Chhattisgarh government, giving it four weeks to reply on Sen's bail plea. On March 11, 2011 the prosecution asked for more time. Finally on April 15, 2011 a two-judge bench of the Supreme Court granted him bail.