Global organisations condemn crackdown of Sri Lankan protesters

13 International organisations have condemned the Sri Lankan authorities’ violent crackdown and increasing reprisals against peaceful protesters in Sri Lanka. This includes arrests, intimidation and the brutal attack on the protest camp in Colombo on 22 July 2022. The organisations have called on authorities to revoke emergency regulations, release peaceful protestors, and end the crackdown.

JOINT STATEMENT

Signatories:
Amnesty International
Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA)
CIVICUS
FIDH-International Federation for Human Rights
Franciscans International
Front Line Defenders
Human Rights Watch
International Commission of Jurists
International Movement Against All Forms of Discrimination and Racism (IMADR)
International Service for Human Rights
Sri Lanka Campaign for Peace and Justice
The International Working Group on Sri Lanka
World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT)

Source- srilankacampaign.org, Aug 5, 2022.

By SAT News Desk

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