An Indian government official has said that Father Tom Uzhunnalil had been warned not to visit Yemen, where he was kidnapped last March.
The Indian missionary priest “went to Yemen ignoring the government’s
instructions,” said M. J. Akbar, the minister of state for foreign
Akbar said that the Indian government is seeking his release,
but has been unable to ascertain where he is and who is holding him in
A video in which Father Uzhunnalil pleads for help was released late
The priest, who said that his health was deteriorating,
criticized the government of India for failing to secure his release.