Sri Lanka: Release security detaineesMarch 10, 2011
Apart from the issue of war crimes that I’ve written about lately, there’s another urgent human rights crisis in Sri Lanka: thousands of people are being detained without charge or trial under the country’s repressive anti-terrorism laws. Some have been held for 10 years or more.
Please write to the Sri Lankan government and ask that all those detained under these laws are either promptly released or else charged with recognizable crimes. Sri Lanka’s emergency regulations and Prevention of Terrorism Act should be promptly repealed.