THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Human rights activists have demanded the release of social sociologist and Maoist leader Murali Kannampalli, who has been locked up in Pune Yerwada jail for more than 15 months without trail.
Internationally acclaimed Human rights activist Noam Chomsky has also extended his support to the agitation being held by Popular Human Rights Front demanding justice for Murali, who is also suffering from heart diseases.
CPI State secretary Kanam Rajendran has signed the joint statement issued by the Front in this regard.
The 62-year old Maoist leader, who had earlier undergone heart surgery, is now in a Pune government hospital after his conditioned worsened. Chomsky has emailed to authorities to ensure speedy trial and justice for Murali.