“Sri Lanka’s Prevention of Terrorism Act should be repealed” by Meera Srinivasan

It has been nearly 200 days since the TID arrested Ms. Jeyakumari in Kilinochchi, along with her teenaged daughter. She was at the forefront in campaigns against involuntary disappearances, raising concern about her son who reportedly went missing in the final phase of the war. While the daughter is in probationary custody in a children’s home, Ms. Jeyakumari continues to be detained with no charges filed till date. At least 80 persons have been arrested under the PTA Act in Sri Lanka this year.

Via http://www.thehindu.com/news/international/south-asia/sri-lankas-prevention-of-terrorism-act-should-be-repealed/article6459779.ece


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