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Death in custody of activist priest, a stain on India’s rights record: UN expert

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An UN-appointed independent rights expert has spoken out following the death in custody of a renowned Catholic priest, who suffered from Parkinson’s Disease. 16 July 2021. Stan Swamy, who was 84, was jailed last October on terrorism charges which UN Special Rapporteur highlighting the work of human rights defenders worldwide, …

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Stan Swami: A Saint of Modern Times

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By Dr Ram Puniyani Full name of Father Stan Swami Father Stan Swami : The  oldest person to have been accused of terrorism by NIA On 5th July 2021, India’s human rights movement lost one of its dogged and principled workers Fr. Stanislaus Lourduswamy, popularly call Stan Swamy. He breathed …

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Father Stan Swamy: Capital Punishment without trial

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By Vidya Bhushan Rawat The death of Father Stan Swamy in Custody is a reminder of how India’s criminal justice system has collapsed and is being used by the party in power to criminalise the activists, writers, dissenters and political opponents. One need not think too much of it but …

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