How the Indian state neglects the health of political prisoners

84 year old human rights activist, priest and political prisoner Stan Swamy died in hospital on July 5 in India. Many have called his death an ‘institutional murder’ and a ‘custodial killing.’

July 07, 2021 by Peoples Dispatch

84 year old human rights activist, priest and political prisoner Stan Swamy died in hospital on July 5 in India. Many have called his death an ‘institutional murder’ and a ‘custodial killing.’

This is because Swamy had been incarcerated under dubious and unproven allegations. His appeal for medical bail had been rejected multiple times despite his deteriorating health.

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