Appeal for the immediate release of opposition activits in Sri Lanka
  • Petitioned Ms. Navanethem Pillay,

This petition was delivered to:

High Commissioner for Human Rights UNOG-OHCHR, 1211 Geneva 10, SWITZERLAND.
Ms. Navanethem Pillay,
Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Foreign & Commonwealth Office, United Kingdom
Mr. William Hague
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State responsible for South Asia, United Kingdom
Mr. Alistair Burt
Amnesty International
Ms. Yolanda Foster

Appeal for the immediate release of opposition activits in Sri Lanka

    1. Campaign For Democracy and Human Rights in Sri Lanka
    2. Petition by

      Campaign For Democracy and Human Rights in Sri Lanka

      London, United Kingdom

Two prominent opposition activists and Human rights campaigners Mr. Lalith Kumara Veeraraj and Mr. Kuhan Muruganathan in Jaffna, Sri Lanka, have been abducted and illegally detained by the Sri Lankan Government Military Forces. We also quite concerned about the fact that many people who have been abducted or detained by the Sri Lankan Military have never been returned; have been physically abused and brutally harassed. Hence, we request you to sign this petition to request the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (Geneva) to urge the Sri Lankan Government to ensure the immediate release of Lalith Kumara Veeraraj and Kuhan Muruganathan, and the prosecution of those proven to be responsible under the criminal law of the country for misusing powers of state officers.

 

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    1. Appeal to UN over missing Sri Lanka activists

      Campaigners in Sri Lanka have urged the United Nations to intervene in the case of two activists believed to have been abducted last month.

      Some accuse the security forces of abducting the men but police say they are doing their best to find them.

      Lalith Kumar Weeraraj and Kugan Muruganathan organised demonstrations by the families of missing people.

      They disappeared while organising one such rally in Jaffna, a city central to the civil war which ended in 2009.

      A campaign group, Students for Human Rights, handed a letter to the UN's country chief Subinay Nandy asking that the UN Human Rights Council help investigate their disappearance.

      Nuwan Bopage, president of Students for Human Rights, said outside the UN building in Colombo: "We have written to all the authorities but so far they have not even responded to us. We still believe they are in military custody."

    2. Reached 100 signatures
    3. A protest in front of Sri Lankan High Commission in London

      A protest has been scheduled in front of the Sri Lankan High Commission in London today at 3:00 pm to demand the release of the detainees.

    4. Reached 50 signatures

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    • kapila hewapathage MATARA, SRI LANKA
      • almost 3 years ago

      They working working for people

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    • Rohan weerasuriya BRIDGEND, UNITED KINGDOM
      • almost 3 years ago

      Release all the illegal abductees and restore democracy in our motherland

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    • amarasiri walawe gamage MILANO, ITALY
      • almost 3 years ago

      believe in democracy.

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    • priyantha galappaththi KIRIWATTUDUWA, SRI LANKA
      • almost 3 years ago

      Everone should have political freedom.

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    • ranuka sankalana GAMPAHA, SRI LANKA
      • almost 3 years ago

      i respect democracy inside a country and like 2 be with fights whigh fight for democrarcy.

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