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The Supreme Court's order offers relief to thousands of people charged under Section 124A (sedition) of the Indian Penal Code
“Father Stan Swamy epitomized the best of what it means to be a disciple of Jesus in our world of today”
Father Swamy, an Indian citizen, died on July 5, 2021, while in judicial custody in Mumbai. He was 83 years old.
Father Swamy died on July 5 while at a Mumbai hospital where he was being treated for COVID-19 and its complications
Father Swamy, 84, died July 5 at Mumbai’s Holy Family Hospital where he was brought 38 days earlier from jail
Various groups marked the day by calling for justice for Father Swamy and for the immediate release of his 15 companions
Catholic bishops in Bangladesh said Father Stan Swamy "is a martyr, and a saintly example ... died for justice and human rights"
Aid to the Church in need said what Father Swamy experienced and the "martyrdom" he endured was "unimaginable"
The women theologians said Father Swamy’s efforts to empower the marginalized communities had been a life-long commitment
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