Stan Swamy

Indian Roman Catholic priest and tribal rights activist

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Fr. Stan Lourduswamy S.J., popularly known as Stan Swamy, born 26 April 1937, is an Indian Roman Catholic priest, a member of the Jesuit order, and a tribals rights activist for several decades. On 8 October 2020, he was arrested and chargesheeted by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act for his alleged role in the 2018 Bhima Koregaon violence and links to the Communist Party of India (Maoist). Stan Swamy is the oldest person to be accused of terrorism in India. Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren and Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan have both demanded justice for Fr. Stan Swamy.


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In a plea seeking bail, 83-year-old Jesuit priest and tribal rights activist, father Stan Swamy, arrested in the Elgar Parishad case, has told the special NIA court that working for undertrials who..
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