India's arrest of an 83-year-old priest on terrorism charges is an insult to justice | Mari Marcel Thekaekara

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Father Stan Swamy, who was helping indigenous people fight mining corporates, is far from a violent Maoist A frail, ailing 83-year-old Jesuit priest, Father Stan Swamy, has become the oldest person to beaccused of terrorism in India . He is incarcerated in a Mumbai jail after his arrest last week. He is one of the gentlest, kindest, softest-spoken men I have ever met. You practically have to strain to catch his words. Fr Swamy has been accused of being a Maoist terrorist. This word conjures up a violent person who exhorts people to revolt, bombs symbols of authority, destroys, murders and does anything else it takes to overthrow the state. But he is the antithesis of this. Continue reading...

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