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Stan Swamy


Resolution seeking independent probe into Father Stan Swamy's death introduced in US Congress

July 06, 2022 11:15 am

India rejected international criticism over the death of Swamy in police custody last year, saying the due process of law was followed; the resolution has been introduced in the US House of Representatives and coincides with the activist's first death anniversary.

Maharashtra: Elgaar case accused observe day-long hunger strike on Stan Swamy's first death anniversary

July 05, 2022 10:06 pm

The accused lodged in Taloja Central Jail in a letter written through activist Sudhir Dhawale to the superintendent said that the hunger strike was to protest Swamy's ‘institutional murder’ resulting from 'lack of proper medical treatment'.

'Sad situation for human rights in India...Father Stan Swamy’s resolve inspires us'

July 03, 2022 7:56 pm

Father Frazer Mascarenhas, the former principal of St Xavier's College in Mumbai and the Parish Priest of St Peter's Church, in whose care Swamy was in his last days, in conversation with Sadaf Modak.

Explained: What is the Martin Ennals Award, the 'human rights Nobel', which honoured Father Stan Swamy?

June 03, 2022 2:17 pm

In a special move this year, the Martin Ennals Foundation posthumously honoured Father Stan Swamy for his "many contributions to human rights". Who was Martin Ennals, and what is the intention of the award?

Father Stan Swamy to be honoured by Geneva human rights foundation on Thursday

June 02, 2022 9:24 am

The award is widely regarded as the Nobel Prize for human rights defenders. The winners this year are Daouda Diallo from Burkina Faso, Pham Doan Trang from Vietnam and Abdul-Hadi Al-Khawaja of Bahrain.

‘Stan Swamy in eyes of law entitled to be seen as innocent’: Plea in HC against court observation

December 18, 2021 4:57 am

🔴 The plea, filed on Wednesday, referred to a political party preventing Jesuits from naming a park after Swamy outside Mangaluru and said that the odium of accusations had "followed him to the grave".

Elgaar Parishad case: HC asks lawyers to file fresh plea against special NIA court's observations against Stan Swamy

November 24, 2021 11:00 pm

After his death on July 5, Swamy's lawyers had requested the court to keep pending his appeals against special court orders rejecting his bail pleas on medical grounds and merits.

Father Stan's fight goes beyond his death, says his lawyer

November 13, 2021 11:44 pm

The 84-year-old Stan Swamy died undergoing treatment at a private hospital in Mumbai in July while he was under judicial custody.

College halts plan to name park after Swamy as Hindutva outfits object

October 10, 2021 9:09 pm

Rev Fr Melwin Joseph Pinto, Rector of St Aloysius institutions and Vice-President of the Mangalore Jesuit Educational Society, said they have shelved the plan.

Mangaluru college halts plan to name park after Stan Swamy following right wing protests

October 09, 2021 8:35 pm

Fr Melwin Joseph Pinto, Rector of St Aloysius institutions, said they have shelved the plan to name the park after the tribal rights activist in the wake of the threats and will take a call after further discussions


Outrage over Father Stan Swamy's death, protests held at several places

July 06, 2021 8:29 pm

Swamy, 84, an accused in the Elgar Parishad-Maoist links case, died at a Mumbai hospital on Monday afternoon. He was waiting for interim bail on medical grounds in the case.