Sri Lanka: Prisoners’ rights activist under death threat

A leading rights activist in Sri Lanka who is a key witness in a prison massacre has been threatened with death in the Colombo suburbs. Police in Moratuwa received a complaint by the Convener of the Committee to Protect Rights of Prisoners................

Rights watchdog warns exiled Tamils against return to Sri Lanka

An international human rights organisation led by a former member of the South African Truth Commission has warned against Tamils in exile suspected of association with Tamil Tigers returning to Sri Lanka......

International call to review naval ties with Sri Lanka

On the eve of a visit by US top envoy Samantha Power to Sri Lanka, an international rights watchdog has urged governments to review naval cooperation with the island nation after a team of UN experts confirmed the existence of a torture site..........

Violence against Christians in Sri Lanka continue

Persecution of Christians in Sri Lanka have continued despite the rule of a new government that promised  a 'new culture' where religious minorities can practice without fear. Leading evangelicals have recorded over sixty incidents of violent attacks.............

Malaysia urged to drop charges against activist who screened 'No Fire Zone'

Nearly 100 leading film-makers, writers, artists and lawyers from around the world have signed an open letter calling on the Malaysian government to drop charges against a human rights activist who is due to go on trial on Monday........

Sri Lanka panel finds Channel 4 film ‘strong evidence of war crimes’

An investigation panel appointed by the president of Sri Lanka has concluded that the video footage broadcast by Britain’s Channel 4 showing alleged war crimes in Sri Lanka’s bloody war presents genuine and strong 'circumstantial evidence of war crimes.........................

Tamil gang rape victims denied justice for 14 years

Sri Lanka has failed to prosecute twelve security force personnel for the gang rape of two Tamil mothers fourteen years ago despite the group being identified by the victim, says a collective of women's groups from the North and the East. The mothers have come forward..............

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