Amnesty concerned over threats to journalists in Sri Lanka

Amnesty International today raised concerns over reports that journalists working at Government-controlled media outlets were subject to threats, intimidation and harassment following the recent political developments in Sri Lanka.

Responding to this weekend’s political crisis in Sri Lanka, Amnesty International’s Senior Director for Global Operations, Minar Pimple, said 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,” Minar Pimple said.

Amnesty International also said that all journalists must be allowed to carry out their work freely and without fear and the authorities have a responsibility to ensure their safety and well-being. (Colombo Gazette)

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