Maharashtra govt blamed for not providing basic facilities to Stan Swamy in Taloja jail
Counterview / by Counterview Representative
A well-known Jharkhand civil rights organization has blamed the Maharashtra government for failing to ensure “basic rights” 83-year-old Father Stan Swamy, a state human rights activist, currently lodged as an undertrial in Mumbai’s Taloja jail. In a letter to state chief minister Uddhav Thackeray, it regretted, the jail authorities only provided with a sipper to the human rights activist, suffering from Parkinson’s “on November 29 after widespread condemnation from all quarters.”
The last straw is being further disabled – prisoners with disabilities
The Hindu / by Jay Manoj Sanklecha
Denying a prisoner with disabilities his recognised rights is a legal wrong and a display of a lack of compassion.
… If Father Swamy’s allegations are true … apart from demonstrating the insensitivity of legal procedure, outline another fundamental issue — that of the rights of prisoners with disabilities. While incarceration itself is not easy, it is significantly more difficult for persons with disabilities.
Dec 1: Mahasabha has written to Maharashtra CM @OfficeofUT with the appeal to ensure all amenities and dignity to Stan Swamy.
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Ensure proper medical treatment for Stan Swamy: Front Line Defenders
Sabrang India / by Sabrangindia
The international organisation expressed concern over the denial of a straw for the Parkinson’s Disease affected Jharkhand activist.
Front Line Defenders, an organisation that works globally to seek protections for activists and human rights defenders, has demanded that Fr. Stan be moved to a private hospital equipped to provide necessary medical treatment. They have further demanded that all charges against him be dropped.