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India frees prisoner of conscience Kartam Joga

Headline Title:  India frees prisoner of conscience Kartam Joga 09 January 2013 An Adivasi (Indigenous) rights activist in central India’s Chhattisgarh state has been released after spending 29 months in prison on what Amnesty International has always maintained were politically motivated charges. On Monday evening a trial court acquitted activist Kartam Joga of the last four charges against him, and he was released from Jagdalpur jail on Tuesday. Amnesty International had named him a prisoner of conscience, detained solely for peacefully expressing his views, and campaigned extensively…

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