(FILES) This photograph taken on Feb. 17, 2016, shows Indian student union leader Kanhaiya Kumar (C) being escorted by police towards a hearing at Patiala Court in New Delhi. AFP PHOTO / CHANDAN KHANNA /FILES
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An Indian student leader walked out of prison Thursday, nearly three weeks after he was arrested on a controversial sedition charge that sparked major protests and a nationwide debate over free speech.Kanhaiya Kumar was arrested on Feb. 12 over a rally at Delhi's prestigious Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) at which anti-India slogans were chanted.He had been in judicial custody in the capital's Tihar jail since February 17 .Two other students, Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya, are accused of being among the organisers of the JNU event and have been arrested on the same sedition charge as Kumar.
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