One year later, where's Pattani Razeek?

February 11, 2011

On Feb. 11, 2010, Pattani Razeek, a Sri Lankan human rights defender, was apparently abducted in the town of Polonnaruwa in northcentral Sri Lanka. The police have identified but failed to question a man they consider the prime suspect in Razeek’s enforced disappearance.  The man is a former colleague of Razeek’s and a close associate of the Minister for Industry and Commerce.  Pattani Razeek’s whereabouts remain unknown to this day.

Over the past several decades, Sri Lanka has experienced tens of thousands of enforced disappearances, the vast majority of which remain unresolved.  They are one more example of the lack of accountability in Sri Lanka for human rights violations.

Please write to the Sri Lankan government and ask them to effectively investigate the disappearance of Pattani Razeek and hold accountable those responsible for this crime.