Stand with Stan
Jesuit Missions is inviting you to take action to help free Fr Stan Swamy SJ from prison.
Fr Stan, a Jesuit priest and human rights activist, has been unfairly imprisoned by the National Investigation Agency in India since the 8 October.
He is 83 years old, in poor health and suffering from Parkinson’s disease. He needs your help.
While the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office have responded to us, we need to keep taking action until Fr Stan Swamy is released.
Read the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office’s letter to Jesuit Missions here.
Read the Solidarity statement from Fr. Xavier Jeyaraj SJ of Social Justice and Ecology Secretariat here.
What you can do
We want to raise awareness about what has happened to Fr Stan Swamy. This can be done in three ways.
Send Fr Stan Swamy a birthday card
We are collecting birthday cards for Fr Stan Swamy this month as he celebrates his 84th birthday.
We need as many as possible to bring to the High Commission of India, demanding they acknowledge and take action for Ft Stan Swamy.
Write to Boris Johnson
Write to the Prime Minister ahead of his visit to India in April demanding that he personally raise the case of Fr Stan with Narendra Modi.
Find the email template here.
Write a letter to your MP
Send a letter to your MP demanding the Foreign Secretary takes urgent action.
Find a letter template and further instructions, here.
Updates on Stan
On 22nd March Fr Stan Swamy was denied bail. We are urging you to take action to help free him.