RSF condemns arrest of photojournalist Mālika Abeykoon

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has raised concerns over the arrest of photojournalist Mālika Abeykoon.

The international media rights group said that Abeykoon was arrested while he was covering a protest by health workers in Colombo this week.

RSF said that he was assaulted by the Police and has been remanded until 12 April.

“He must be released now,” RSF tweeted adding that journalism is not a crime.

There was no immediate reaction from the Police to the claims that the journalist was assaulted while in Police custody. (Colombo Gazette)

3 COMMENTS

  1. If this is report is verified as accurate, let’s hope the President is quick to take decisive action against the perpetrators and ensure there isn’t a repetition.

    Sri Lanka’s reputation is already in tatters and these incidents only add fuel to the fire. Let’s hope the President provides an enlightened response and leadership. It would be extremely detrimental to his image if he fails to do so.

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