Sri Lanka: LRWC calls on Government to protect human rights defenders (PDF)

[ LRWC ] - [ Mar 28, 2012 22:18:14 GMT ]

Lawyers Rights Watch Canada (LRWC)1 is deeply concerned about the intimidation, harassment and threats directed by Sri Lanka government officials at human rights defenders, including lawyers, journalists, and human rights activists, advocating for adherence to the law and the rule of law in Sri Lanka. In particular, we are concerned for the safety and security of Ms. Sunila Abeysekara, Dr. Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu, Dr. Nimalka Fernando and Mr. Sunanda Deshapriya who were subjected to harassment, intimidation, threats and a smear campaign because of their support for the resolution, “Promoting Reconciliation and Accountability in Sri Lanka” (Resolution), adopted by the Human Rights Council (Council) on 22 March 2012. [ full story ]



Comments [ 2 ]:

written by Suneth (United Kingdom)
Human right defenders are like criminals. They only know 1 thing and they only want that thing. No sence of reality. The form theory can be applied
- Mar 29, 2012 9:09:28 GMT

written by ranja (USA)
Suneth your ignorance is showing. Please dont try to comment on subjects like human rights, every word you utter shows up your lack of knowledge. I am not surprised at that because the education that you received in the south has been deliberately planned to distort history,glorify the Sinhalese and create a false sense of pride. You say you are a Buddist, do you even know the word "Pancha sheela"? I am not saying that the LTTE did not commit grave errors, investigate them too. What is this Sinhala hesitation for an impartial investigation? Investigation should be by an IMPARTIAL body,not Tamil,not Sinhalese,not Muslim let ALL the guilty parties be brought to book.
- Mar 29, 2012 16:46:36 GMT

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