March 12, 2002

The Process is Part of the Punishment: 
Arundhati Roy Jailed for Thinking Differently

Internationally renowned author Arundhati Roy is a vocal critic of the Indian government's anti-democratic policies, most recently in regard to the controversial Narmada Dam project.  Roy was jailed over her affidavit comments to the Indian Supreme Court wherein she called attention to "a disquieting inclination on the part of the court to silence criticism and muzzle dissent, to harass and intimidate those who disagree with it." 

The Center for Cognitive Liberty & Ethics support Roy's assertion of free speech in the face of India's institutionalized repression of dissident thinkers. 

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