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Silencing Dissenting Voices

PUDR strongly protests against the arrest of and demands the immediate release on bail of Prashant Rahi, a senior journalist who has been in the custody of the Uttarakhand police since December 17, 2007. The police have accused him of being a Maoist commander. He has been charged under Sec 121 (waging war, attempting or abetting the waging of war), 121A (conspiracy to wage war), 124A (sedition), 153B , 120B, as well as sections of the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act.

He was arrested while he was walking down a road in Dehradun on December 17, 2007, but the police has shown the arrest as having been effected from a forest area of Haspur Khatta near Haldwani. The police have also falsely shown that firearms were recovered from him.

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