Genocide the Tamil people in Srilanka

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Sri Lanka urged to end witch hunt against the media and NGOs

Responding to Amnesty International's media release that a leaked list in Colombo "reveal[ing] the names of 35 leading journalists and NGO officers of interest to the country’s secret services," was "believed to be compiled by the Sri Lanka Intelligence Unit, The release quoted Mike Blakemore, Media Director of Amnesty International UK, as saying, “journalists are often at the forefront of protecting and defending individuals’ human rights. It is their bravery that can help expose abuses and bring them to an end. “Sri Lanka needs to respect media freedom and allow human rights defenders to go about their work freely and without harassment,” the Amnesty press release added.


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