British religious activist fighting Peru government’s expulsion order for helping Indians

July 6, 2010
By Carla Salazar
Associated Press Writer
The Baltimore Sun

LIMA, Peru (AP) — A British religious activist is fighting an expulsion order from Peru’s government for allegedly inciting unrest among indigenous peoples protesting environmental damage from oil drilling in the Amazon rainforest.

Brother Paul McAuley, a 62-year-old lay activist with the La Salle Christian Brothers who has worked in Peru for two decades, is appealing the order with the backing of the Roman Catholic Church, indigenous and human rights groups.