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Stan Swamy’s Death Will Forever Remain a Stain on India’s Human Rights Record: UN Expert
The Wire / by The Wire Staff
Swamy’s case should remind all states that human rights defenders and all those detained without sufficient legal basis, should be released, said Mary Lawlor, UN special rapporteur on human rights defenders.
India: Death in custody of priest Stan Swamy is devastating – UN expert (Press Release)
United Nations Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders / by Mary Lawlor
The death in custody of Catholic priest Stan Swamy, a renowned human rights and social justice advocate for over four decades, will forever remain a stain on India’s human rights record, a UN human rights expert said today.
I was devastated to hear that Father Stan, a Jesuit priest who had dedicated much of his life to defending the rights of indigenous peoples and the Adivasi minority, died in custody on July 5, despite many requests for his release as his health deteriorated in prison,” she said.
Stan Swamy’s death: Left parties stage protest outside Raj Bhavan in Ranchi
ANI / by ANI
Over a week since Stan Swamy passed away in judicial custody in a Mumbai hospital after being denied bail, Left parties and other organsisations on Thursday staged a protest and sat in dharna outside Raj Bhavan here in Ranchi demanding a judicial probe into the death of the rights activist as well as the release of all political prionsers.
Jharkhand Chief Minister Pays Tributes To Stan Swamy In Memorial Service
NDTV / by PTI
Jharkhand has never lagged behind when it comes to making sacrifices be it tribal icon Birsa Munda or Father Stan Swamy and they will be remembered for their invaluable contribution to the society, Chief Minister Hemant Soren said on Thursday.