NI Priest to stand trial in Kenya

Co. Fermanagh priest is to stand trial in Kenya for organising a lands right protest. He was put in prison but released on bail on Monday. Interesting to see what actions will be taken by the Catholic hierarchy to campaign on his behalf.

Last Updated: Monday, 15 August 2005, 21:58 GMT 22:58 UK

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NI priest to stand trial in Kenya

A priest from County Fermanagh is to stand trial in Kenya after he organised a land rights protest.

Fr Gabriel Dolan, who comes from Derrygonnelly, was arrested at the weekend in the rural town of Kitale after a demonstration.

He was put in prison but released on bail on Monday.

Fr Dolan is an outspoken critic of the Kenyan government’s land policies and has been involved in campaigning for the rights of the poor.

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