Repeal the PTA in Sri Lanka

SRI LANKA: The re-immergence of fear psychosis the Jaffna District

Dear friends,   We wish to share with you the following statement from Networking for Rights (NfR) Sri Lanka.   Asian Human Rights Commission Hong Kong   ————-   NfR expresses its serious concern about the deterioration of the law and order situation in the Northern Districts of Sri Lanka. The series of killings that […]

WORLD: Sarath Fonseka of Sri Lanka and Sam Rainsy of Cambodia

Basil Fernando What Sarath Fonseka and Sam Rainsy have in common is that they are the most popular opposition leaders in their countries and that they have been jailed for that very reason. Political popularity is treated as a serious crime in both countries, where the ruling parties are aspiring to create one party rule. […]

SRI LANKA: Where is Prageeth?

Dear Friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) wishes to forward to you the following press release from Reporters Without Borders. Asian Human Rights Commission Hong Kong ————- A Press Release from Reporters Without Borders forwarded by the Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) (Hong Kong, August 11, 2010) Reporters Without Borders/Reporters sans frontières English:,38113.html Français:,38112.html […]

UPDATE (Sri Lanka): A journalist is receiving death threats from police after his torture and arrest on false charges

Dear friends,  The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has learned that the life of a journalist who has been twice arrested, tortured and remanded on tenuous charges, is in danger. Senake Ekanayake has complained to the National Human Rights Commission, the National Police Commission, the President and the Inspector General of Police about his illegal […]

SRI LANKA: Repeal the Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA) and end gross violations of rights

(Hong Kong, September 16, 2009) The Asian Human Rights Commission today launched an urgent appeal demanding the Repeal of the Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA) and .  The online appeal calls for everyone to sign up for letters which will automatically reach the President, The Speaker of the Parliament and the Opposition Leader of Sri Lanka.  […]