Sunday, 22 January 2017

Malta Today: Standard-bearer for humanism, tireless civil rights campaigner Ramon Casha, passes away

‘Honest free-thinker’ Ramon Casha, chair of the Malta Humanists Association, passes away

Matthew Vella, 22 January 2017, 7:02pm

Ramon Casha: ‘altruistic humanist who worked tirelessly for the good of the Maltese society’

One of Malta’s foremost civil society activists, Ramon Casha, has passed away.

Casha, 47, was said to have died from medical complications at Mater Dei Hospital. He had been readmitted to hospital following injuries he incurred in a motorcycle accident back in July 2016.

He was the chairperson of the Malta Humanists Association (MHA), the first such organisation of its kind in Malta, and a vocal defender of secularism in various public fora both online and offline.

Times: Ramon Casha, chairman of the humanist society, passes away
Sunday, January 22, 2017, 19:09

Tributes are flowing in this evening for Ramon Casha, chairman of the Malta Humanist Society, civil rights campaigner and a frequent commenter on Times of Malta, who has passed away.

Michael Briguglio, former chairman of Alternattiva wrote in a Facebook post: Rest in peace Ramon Casha: honest, free-thinking and non-partisan civil society campaigner within Malta Humanist Association and so many causes.

Raphael Vassallo, journalist and fellow founder of the Malta Humanist Association added:
'...We are such stuff
As dreams are made on, and our little life
Is rounded with a sleep.'
Sleep peacefully, Ramon.

Insite, the University students' organisation described him as "a strong speaker and supporter of numerous worthy causes, particularly women's rights."

Mr Casha, 46, an IT specialist, was seriously injured in a motorcycle accident last July.