Justice for Fr Stan Swamy

Fr Stan Swamy died on 5th July 2021, but that certainly was not the end of his story.

Unjustly imprisoned on terrorist charges, Fr Stan’s story continues to resonate with people around the globe and Jesuit Missions is working with Jesuits in India and around the world to clear the name of the priest and human rights advocate who stood with the marginalised in Jharkhand Province.

Hundreds of cards addressed to Fr Swamy for his 84th birthday

On 20th June the Jesuit Missions team, joined by Jesuits from the British Province and their lay supporters made their way to the Indian High Commission to send a clear message. Fr Stan’s name must be cleared!

Evidence proves that the 84-year-old priest, who died of Covid-19 while in police custody was innocent, and that the incriminating information found on his computer had been planted.

The peaceful vigil outside the Indian High Commission highlighted the Indian government’s unwillingness to engage on any level with the efforts to clear Fr Stan’s name.

Repeated attempts to email, share the petition, and deliver a letter requesting a meeting with the Indian High Commissioner, H.E. Vikram K. Doraiswami, have met with either stony silence or obfuscation.

The petition which seeks to clear Fr Stan’s name has gathered more than 6,300 signatures. By signing the petition, you can stand for human rights and Fr Stan’s legacy.

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