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Sri Lanka: Banning Commonwealth summit protests a blatant attempt to silence criticism

Sri Lanka’s reported decision to ban all protests in its capital Colombo and other locations around a key Commonwealth summit would be a blatant attempt to sweep human rights abuses under the carpet, said Amnesty International.  Sri Lanka’s reported decision to ban all protests in its capital Colombo and other locations around a key Commonwealth summit would be a blatant attempt to sweep human rights abuses under the carpe

Sri Lanka: Banning Commonwealth summit protests a blatant attempt to silence criticism - 10 October 2013

Headline Title:  Sri Lanka: Banning Commonwealth summit protests a blatant attempt to silence criticism Sri Lanka’s reported decision to ban all protests in its capital Colombo and other locations around a key Commonwealth summit would be a blatant attempt to sweep human rights abuses under the carpe Sri Lanka’s reported decision to ban all protests around a key Commonwealth summit would be a blatant attempt to sweep human rights abuses under the carpet. Media Node:  CHOGM Story Location:  United Kingdom 7° 15' 38.7396" N, 80° 56' 50.1576" E See map: Google Maps “This sounds like another blatant attempt to stifle civil society activism as Commonwealth heads of state meet. Sadly, it fits very well with the government’s aggressive and heavy handed efforts to silence any dissent over the past years. ” Source:  Polly Truscott, Amnesty International’s Deputy Asia-Pacific Director. URL:  Commonwealth giving Sri Lanka carte blanche for human rights abuses Description:  News, 27 September 2013 URL:  Sri Lanka: UN visit underscores disturbing human rights reality Description:  News Story, 31 August 2013 URL:  Sri Lanka: Report exposes the government’s violent repression of dissent Description:  News story, 30 April 2013 URL:  Sri Lanka’s assault on dissent Description:  Report, 30 April 2013 URL:  Sri Lanka: Submission to the UN Human Rights Council for the adoption of Sri Lanka's second UPR Description:  UPR submission, 15 March 2013

Le Commonwealth ferme les yeux sur les violations des droits humains commises au Sri Lanka

Le bilan choquant du Sri Lanka en matière de droits humains devrait lui interdire d’accueillir un sommet important du Commonwealth en novembre ou de présider cette organisation, a déclaré Amnesty International avant une réunion cruciale des ministres des Affaires étrangères du Commonwealth, programmée pour vendredi 27 septembre. Le bilan choquant du Sri Lanka en matière de droits humains devrait lui interdire d’accueillir un sommet important du Commonwealth en novembre ou de présider cette organisation, a déclaré Amnesty I

Commonwealth giving Sri Lanka carte blanche for human rights abuses - 27 September 2013

Headline Title:  Commonwealth giving Sri Lanka carte blanche for human rights abuses Sri Lanka’s disturbing human rights record means it should be barred from hosting a key Commonwealth summit in November or chairing the organization, Amnesty International said ahead of a key meeti Sri Lanka’s disturbing human rights record means it should be barred from hosting a key Commonwealth summit in November or chairing the organization. Media Node:  Sri Lanka Story Location:  المملكة المتحدة 7° 31' 51.4452" N, 81° 2' 6.5616" E See map: Google Maps “Today’s meeting is an opportunity for the Commonwealth to show some real leadership on human rights. The organization has been shamefully silent so far about Sri Lanka’s human rights crisis– including the persistent lack of justice for past crimes and ongoing attacks on human rights defenders and other activists. ” Source:  Polly Truscott, Amnesty International’s Deputy Asia- Pacific Director. URL:  Sri Lanka: UN visit underscores disturbing human rights reality Description:  News Story, 31 August 2013 URL:  Sri Lanka: Report exposes the government’s violent repression of dissent Description:  News story, 30 April 2013 URL:  Sri Lanka’s assault on dissent Description:  Report, 30 April 2013 URL:  Sri Lanka: Submission to the UN Human Rights Council for the adoption of Sri Lanka's second UPR Description:  UPR submission, 15 March 2013

Commonwealth giving Sri Lanka carte blanche for human rights abuses

Sri Lanka’s disturbing human rights record means it should be barred from hosting a key Commonwealth summit in November or chairing the organization, Amnesty International said ahead of a key meeting of Commonwealth foreign ministers today. Sri Lanka’s disturbing human rights record means it should be barred from hosting a key Commonwealth summit in November or chairing the organization, Amnesty International said ahead of a key meeti

Sri Lanka: UN visit underscores disturbing human rights reality

Sri Lankan leaders must address the persistent climate of fear in the country, Amnesty International said as the UN human rights chief Navi Pillay concluded her visit to the island. Sri Lankan leaders must address the persistent climate of fear in the country, Amnesty International said as the UN human righ

Sri Lanka : la visite de l’ONU met en évidence une situation des droits humains inquiétante

Les dirigeants du Sri Lanka doivent lutter contre le climat persistant de peur qui règne dans le pays, a déclaré Amnesty International alors que la responsable des droits humains au sein des Nations unies, Navi Pillay, termine sa visite dans le pays. Les dirigeants du Sri Lanka doivent lutter contre le climat persistant de peur qui règne dans le pays, a déclaré Amnesty International alors que la responsable des droits humains au sein des Nation

Sri Lanka: UN visit underscores disturbing human rights reality - 31 August 2013

Headline Title:  Sri Lanka: UN visit underscores disturbing human rights reality  Sri Lankan leaders must address the persistent climate of fear in the country, Amnesty International said as the UN human rights chief Navi Pillay concluded her visit to the island. Sri Lankan leaders must address the persistent climate of fear in the country, Amnesty International said as the UN human rights chief Navi Pillay concluded her visit to the island. Media Node:  Navi Pillay Story Location:  Sri Lanka 7° 33' 13.7772" N, 80° 54' 11.952" E “The Sri Lankan conflict may have ended in 2009, but the level of human rights violations in the country remains critically high, with persistent government attacks on dissenting voices throughout Sri Lankan society” Source:  Polly Truscott, Amnesty International’s Deputy Asia Pacific Director Date:  Sat, 31/08/2013 URL:  Can the UN get Sri Lanka to #TellTheTruth? Description:  Blog, 29 August 2013 URL:  Sri Lanka: Report exposes the government’s violent repression of dissent Description:  News story, 30 April 2013 URL:  Sri Lanka’s assault on dissent Description:  Report, 30 April 2013 URL:  Sri Lanka: Submission to the UN Human Rights Council for the adoption of Sri Lanka's second UPR Description:  UPR submission, 15 March 2013

Sri Lanka. L'enquête sur la mort de manifestants qui auraient été tués par l'armée doit être véritablement indépendante

Les autorités sri-lankaises ne doivent pas autoriser l’armée à enquêter elle-même sur les allégations de recours excessif à la force par des militaires après la mort de plusieurs personnes, tuées début août alors qu’elles manifestaient pour défendre leur droit à l’eau potable, a déclaré Amnesty International. Les autorités sri-lankaises ne doivent pas autoriser l’armée à enquêter elle-même sur les allégations de recours excessif à la force par des militaires après la mort de plusieurs personnes, tuées d

Sri Lanka: Investigators of alleged army killings of protesters should be truly independent

The Sri Lankan authorities must not allow the army to investigate itself over allegations of excessive use of force by its members after three protesters demonstrating over access to drinking water were killed over the weekend, Amnesty International said.  The Sri Lankan authorities must not allow the army to investigate itself over allegations of excessive use of force by its members after three protesters demonstrating over access to drinking water

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