Great Britain - Jesuit Priests demand the release of Fr Stan Swamy SJ from prison

Jesuit Priests and their lay associates working for the Jesuits in Britain protested outside the High Commission of India. The protest was organised by Jesuit Missions and took place from 12.30 – 2:00 pm this afternoon in London. Fr Stan Swamy SJ is a well-known human rights activist. He was arrested and detained on the 8 October by the National Investigation Agency of India. They accused Fr Stan Swamy SJ of having links with terrorist organisations. According to the BBC, “He is now the oldest person to be accused of terrorism in India.” Fr Damian Howard SJ, the Provincial of the Jesuits in Britain, attempted to hand in a letter to the Indian High Commissioner, Ms Gaitri Issar Kumar, calling upon the Indian government to guarantee Fr Stan Swamy’s well-being and to obtain his release him from prison. Read more…