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India: Release of prisoner of conscience Irom Sharmila 'welcome but long overdue'

Headline Title:  India: Release of prisoner of conscience Irom Sharmila 'welcome but long overdue' 19 August 2014 A Manipur court ruling directing the release of prisoner of conscience Irom Sharmila because there were no grounds for charging her with attempted suicide is a legal and moral victory for the activist and her 13 year-long hunger strike, Amnesty International India said today.     The Manipur East Sessions Court ruled that authorities had failed to establish that Irom Sharmila had intended to commit suicide, and stated that her protest was a ‘political…

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