CJI stands in solidarity with Fr Stan Swamy, an 83-year-old Jesuit in India, and the 15 other human rights defenders detained by the Indian government. Fr Stan was arrested last October based on unsubstantiated claims of links to Maoist forces. People around the world have offered solidarity, urging their release, and condemning their incarceration as unjust and without warrant. Fr Erik Oland SJ, the Canadian Jesuit Provincial, has written to Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister François-Philippe Champagne to express concerns about the arrests. He has asked the Government of Canada to condemn Fr Stan’s incarceration and to ask the Indian Government for his immediate release.

To learn more: #StandwithStan

 

Banner Photo: Fr Stan Swamy SJ Credit: JCSA Communication Office.
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