Surat Singh Khalsa, a U.S. resident since 1988 who lives in Lathrop, CA, has been on hunger-strike in Punjab, India since January 16, 2015 to demand release of political prisoners.
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83-year-old Khalsa has been arrested and force-fed three times for exercising his right to peacefully protest. His hunger-strike has inspired thousands around the globe to demonstrate in support. Canadian and British Parliament members and poltical parties have formally recognized him.
Nine CA congressional reps have appealed for Khalsa, telling Secretary Kerry: “We are seriously concerned about the repressive actions that have been taken against him for continuing to peacefully exercise his right to free speech.”
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