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Human rights lawyer Sudha Bharadwaj | Wikimedia commons

Bombay HC grants default bail to activist Sudha Bharadwaj in Bhima Koregaon case

Bharadwaj has been in custody as an undertrial since her arrest in 2018. The high court, however, rejected the default bail pleas of co-accused Sudhir Dhawale and 7 others.
Gautam Navlakha

Bhima Koregaon accused Navlakha moves Bombay HC for house arrest instead of prison custody

Activist Gautam Navlakha, who is currently lodged in Taloja prison, also sought that the HC direct jail authorities to get him medically examined for a lump developed in his chest.
Representational image for the National Investigation Agency | Photo: Twitter

NIA draft charges claim accused wanted to ‘wage war against nation’ in Elgar Parishad case

The draft lays down 17 charges against 15 accused and want them to be charged under various sections of UAPA & IPC. NIA has also alleged the accused of being CPI (Maoist) members.

‘Never anticipated this would happen’ — Bombay HC says on Stan Swamy’s death in custody

While hearing Stan Swamy's bail appeals posthumously, the high court described the Jesuit priest as 'a wonderful man' and said it has great respect for his work.
People protest in Ranchi on 5 July 2021 after the death of tribal activist Stan Swamy, an accused in the Elgar Parishad case, in a Mumbai hospital | Photo: PTI

Bhima Koregaon accused observe hunger strike in jail over ‘institutional murder’ of Stan Swamy

The statement released by the Elgar case prisoners alleged that the NIA and Taloja jail's former superintendent Kaustubh Kurlekar never missed a single opportunity to 'harass' Swamy.

Death of activist Stan Swamy ‘devastating’, EU, UN human rights officials say

UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders said Swamy was arrested on false charges of terrorism and criticised jailing human rights defenders as 'inexcusable'.
People protest in Ranchi on 5 July 2021 after the death of tribal activist Stan Swamy, an accused in the Elgar Parishad case, in a Mumbai hospital | Photo: PTI

Stan Swamy death ‘institutional murder by inhuman state’, kin of Bhima Koregaon accused say

Stan Swamy, 84, an accused in Elgar Parishad case, died at Mumbai’s Holy Family Hospital where he was admitted on 29 May following a Bombay HC order.

Stan Swamy, 84-yr-old Jesuit priest arrested by NIA for ‘Maoist links’, dies in hospital

The tribal rights activist had been suffering from Covid and Parkinson's disease, and was admitted to a private hospital on 29 May from the Taloja prison.

Bombay HC seeks NIA reply on bail plea of activist Sudha Bharadwaj in Bhima Koregaon case

Bharadwaj, who was arrested on 28 August 2018, had sought default bail contending the trial judge wasn't authorised to take cognisance of the 2019 charge sheet filed against her.
Activists Varavara Rao, Sudha Bharadwaj and Stan Swamy. They are among the 16 arrested in the Bhima Koregaon case. | Illustration: Soham Sen/ThePrint

‘Left to die’: Families of Bhima Koregaon accused demand their release, say jail conditions poor

The families and friends of Bhima Koregaon prisoners organised a webinar Friday to highlight the deteriorating health of the prisoners and unhygienic conditions in jails.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

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