Facebook icon
Twitter icon
e-mail icon

Human rights must not become casualty of Sri Lanka's political crisis - Amnesty

Amnesty International expressed concern over events in Sri Lanka, stressing that "human rights must not become a casualty of Sri Lanka’s political crisis". 

"The authorities must ensure that key freedoms are respected and protected at this time. People should be allowed to exercise their rights to freedom of expression, peaceful assembly and association," Amnesty's Minar Pimple said. 

Amnesty International is also concerned by reports that journalists working at government-controlled media outlets were subject to threats, intimidation and harassment.

“All journalists must be allowed to carry out their work freely and without fear. The authorities have a responsibility to ensure their safety and well-being,” Pimple added. 

We need your support

Sri Lanka is one of the most dangerous places in the world to be a journalist. Tamil journalists are particularly at threat, with at least 41 media workers known to have been killed by the Sri Lankan state or its paramilitaries during and after the armed conflict.

Despite the risks, our team on the ground remain committed to providing detailed and accurate reporting of developments in the Tamil homeland, across the island and around the world, as well as providing expert analysis and insight from the Tamil point of view

We need your support in keeping our journalism going. Support our work today.