India - Rights Group Condemns Repeated Raids on Jesuit Activist
A human rights group in Jharkhand, eastern India, has condemned what it called repeated raids on Jesuit social activist Father Stan Swamy. "The raids and arrests are part of the government's growing attempts to stifle dissent and intimidate those who are fighting for justice", the Jharkhand Janadhikar Mahasabha (Grand council of people's rights in Jharkhand) said on June 12, soon after the police raid. An eight-member team of the Maharashtra police raided the Bagaicha campus, the 83-year-old priest's residence at Namkum near Ranchi, the Jharkhand state capital. Read more...