Somnath Mukherjee is an activist with the Free Binayak Sen Campaign and the Association for India's Development (AID). Somnath Mukherji has been a volunteer with AID for eleven years, working with grassroots groups in India on various developmental issues. He is a member of the International Alliance for the Defense of Human Rights in India and associated with the International Campaign for Justice in Bhopal and other campaigns within AID. He works closely with people in the Sunderbans in North India on agriculture, Aila rehabilitation, and other issues. Since 2008 Somnath has been involved with the international campaign working for the release of Dr. Binayak Sen, Soni Sori, Kartam Joga, Kopa Kunjum, and other human rights activists incarcerated in the predominantly indigenous Central Indian state of Chhattisgadh for falsely alleged Maoist connections.