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Appeal for the immediate release of opposition activits in Sri Lanka

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.


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

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