FMM says three HR activists under threat

The Free Media Movement (FMM) says three human rights activists are facing threats after they attended the Geneva UN Human Rights Council sessions.

According to FMM, some articles and news items appearing in the state media last week have placed the lives of human rights activists Pakiasothy Sarawanamuttu, Sunila Abeysekara and Nimalka Fernando at risk.

FMM notes that people have the right to express their views and that right is guaranteed under the Sri Lankan constitution.

According to FMM the three human rights activists are being targeted for expressing their views on Sri Lanka at the UN Human Rights Council.

FMM noted that by not ensuring the freedom of expression the government will be ignoring the advice of the Lessons Learned and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC) which had also stressed on the need to protect freedom of expression.