Pax Christi USA signs onto letter supporting activists in Sri Lanka

 

Pax Christi USA has signed onto a letter expressing deep concerns about several recent arrests in Sri Lanka of human rights defenders under the government’s Protection of Terrorism Act (PTA). Fr. Praveen and Ruki Fernando were arrested on Saturday night while looking into the arrest of a vocal leader of families of the disappeared, Ms. Jeyakumari. The letter calls for the unconditional release of Ms. Jeyakumari and restoration of full freedom of movement for Fr. Praveen and Ruki Fernando.

 

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