Sri Lankan court order silences two human rights defenders

March 24, 2014

Two human rights defenders in Sri Lanka – on whose arrest and release I reported last week – were banned from speaking to international media and ordered to give their sim cards and computers to police. Police told media personnel that this was because they were under investigation regarding an incident in Killinochi, the details of which cannot be made public [allegedly something to do with terrorism, a commonly used tactic by the Sri Lankan authorities].

via SRI LANKA: Court orders to silence two human rights activists — Asian Human Rights Commission.

see also  and the subsequent

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