Amnesty International & Sri Lanka
Amnesty International (commonly known as Amnesty and AI) is a non-governmental organisation focused on human rights with over 3 million members and supporters around the world. Sri Lanka (or , śrī laṃkāva, ilaṅkai), officially the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, is an island country in the northern Indian Ocean off the southern coast of the Indian subcontinent in South Asia; known until 1972 as Ceylon , Sri Lanka has maritime borders with India to the northwest and the Maldives to the southwest./5
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Today is World Humanitarian Day- 19 August. I don't want to preach, but the current number and scale of man-made crises in the world is unprecedented (Syria, Iraq, Libya, Gaza, Ukraine, South Sudan, Central African Republic, Mali, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, etc.) and more than 50 million people worldwide are displaced by violence. This is an utterly unsustainable situation. So please think about supporting the work of neutral organizations that provide relief and justice (e.g. UNHCR, World Food Programme, International Committee of the Red Cross, Médecins Sans Frontières, Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, Oxfam), and also urge your governments to "do good" without applying disgusting double standards. Thank you!
UN investigation brings new hope for justice in Sri Lanka | Amnesty International
At long last Sri Lanka's war crimes will be investigated | Blogs | Amnesty International UK:
Arrest of Sri Lankan Rights Activists Condemned thanks for Indian Express . The Sri Lankan government should release two human rights defenders, including a priest, because their arrests are an attempt to silence criticism, human rights groups aid Tuesday. A joint statement issued by Amnesty International, Forum Asia, Human Rights Watch, the International Crisis Group and the International Commission of Jurists called Sunday's arrest and detention of Ruki Fernando of the Colombo-based INFORM and Father Praveen Mahesan, a Catholic priest, "arbitrary." Police say they were arrested and detained under the powerful Prevention of Terrorism Act for trying to create communal disharmony and disturbance. Sri Lanka faces criticism for cracking down on rights activists and has rejected calls for an international inquiry into the conduct of the final months of a decades-long civil war that ended in 2009. Government forces defeated separatist Tamil Tiger rebels, but have been accused of causing large numbers of civili ...
Amnesty International Security with Human Rights Governments all around the world – from Sri Lanka to Russia; from India to Saudi Arabia – use the threat of terrorism to undermine human rights, often through torturing people, holding them without charge or trial, and making them ‘disappear’.
Amnesty International has a campaign running to make people aware of the crimes that have been committed in Sri Lanka. This month leaders of Commonwealth countries will meet in Sri Lanka for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM). Amnesty believe that “The Commonwealth’s insistence on…
Support Amnesty International in its campaign to get the Sri Lankan President to stop the appalling abuses in Sri Lanka. Even though the civil war in Sri Lanka has ended but the atrocities still continue. Please sign this Petition by Amnesty International to show your support for its campaign to stop the human rights abuses in Sri Lanka
Torture in Sri Lanka - ‘Many times I would lose consciousness’ | Amnesty International
Amnesty International is proud to be hosting two screenings of ‘No Fire Zone,’ a cutting edge documentary focused on what happened in the last few months of Sri Lanka's the civil war.
A prominent Muslim politician and government critic arrested today in Sri Lanka must be immediately released or charged with an internationally recognizable criminal offence, Amnesty International said.
The video created by Channel 4 regarding Sri Lanka was aired yesterday at the UNHRC session. The video named "No Fire Zone" was aired with by Amnesty International and the Human Rights Watch.
WHO MAKES WAR AGAINST CHILDREN? Dr.Paul Newman from UNHRC 22,Geneva 1st March, 2013 the 24th of February, 2013, a panicky letter addressed to the President of the 22nd UN Human Rights Council was sent by Ambassador Ravinatha Aryasinha urging him to stop the screening the of the Channel 4 documentary ‘No Fire Zone: The Killing Fields of Sri Lanka’, co-sponsored by Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch. Perhaps the Sri Lankan delegation forgot that it is Geneva, where there is ‘Right to Freedom of Press’, not Colombo, where anyone against the ruling class can be bumped easily. The screening of the 3rd part of the Killing Fields of Sri Lanka started as scheduled at 12.00 noon. Paul Hoffman Chair of the International Executive Committee of Amnesty International moderated the session. Producer of the documentary, Callum Macrae made the opening remarks calling his work as definitive work and hard evidence very carefully compiled,checked analysed by forensic pathologists and digital analysts, no . ...
Sri Lanka “Beheading of domestic worker shows Saudi Arabia at odds with international standards”: Amnesty International Colombo (PRIU) - Yesterday's beheading of a Sri Lankan domestic worker in Saudi Arabia for a crime she allegedly committed while still a child shows once more that the Gulf kingdom is woefully out of step with international standards on the death penalty, Amnesty International said. Rizana Nafeek was executed in Dawadmi, a town west of the Saudi Arabian capital Riyadh, on Wednesday morning. Her death sentence had been handed down by a Dawadmi court on 16 June 2007, based on allegations that she murdered an infant in her care when she herself was 17 years old. Earlier this week Amnesty International (AI) and the Sri Lankan government had urged Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah who ratified her death sentence to show clemency in her case, given her young age at the time of the alleged crime as well as concerns she had received an unfair trial. Despite a chorus of pleas for Saudi Arabian aut ...
Jaffna University Simmering… Niranjala Ariyawansha and Chrishanthi Christopher, SundayLeader Amnesty International (AI) has appealed to the government of Sri Lanka to make an early decision on the three students of the University of Jaffna who were arrested on the 1st of December and presently being held by the Terrorist Investigation Division (TID) in Vavuniya. AI fears that they may be tortured. On the 27th of November, lamps were lit within the Jaffna University premises. It was the day that “Great Heroes” were remembered. It was also to commemorate the dead during the war. The Great Heroes Day was so declared by the LTTE. The lighting of the lamps came to be known by the armed forces who, in turn entered the University premises the same evening and threatened the students. They had even entered the female students’ dormitories and used abusive language within earshot of those nearby. They had brandished weapons in addition to turning abusive. They proceeded to throw away the lamps and thereaft ...
Buddhist monks around the world and various international and local organisations including( Amnesty International) and INGO Forum Bangladesh have protested against and condemned the recent barbaric attacks and vandalism on Buddhist temples, monasteries and houses in Cox's Bazar and Chittagong. Protesters threw stones at the Bangladesh Embassy in Sri Lanka yesterday as saffron-robed monks demonstrated against Muslim mob attacks on Buddhist temples in Bangladesh, reports AFP. A crowed of about 500 monks and supporters marched to the embassy and handed over a petition condemning the attack. Windows of the mission were smashed before police moved in to disperse the protesters. Several hundred expatriate Buddhists staged demonstration at Eiffel Tower in Paris on Wednesday protesting against the attacks, reports a private TV channel. “The scale and ferocity of these appalling attacks on ethnic communities have shocked Muslims and non-Muslims alike and the entire civil society in the country. The Bangladeshi ...
Amnesty International calls on the Tamil Nadu state government to protect Sri Lankans visiting and living in India. On Tuesday, buses carrying Sinhalese and Tamil pilgrims from Sri Lanka were stoned...
End arbitrary detentions in Sri Lanka. Call your elected officials says Amnesty International.
The Human Rights situation in Sri Lanka 19 June 2012, 12:58 pm By Amnesty International A statement issued on June 13th 2012 by Amnesty International for the UNHRC sessions in Geneva from June 18th-July 8th 2012 Sri Lanka is not fulfilling many of its international human rights obligations. Impunity remains the norm for gross violations of human rights, including alleged war crimes. Gross and systematic human rights violations continue to take place. Sri Lanka’s armed conflict ended in 2009, but its legacy of unlawful detention practices continues; arbitrary arrest and detention, torture and other ill-treatment and custodial killings remain hallmarks of Sri Lankan policing. The number of reports of enforced disappearances in the past six months is alarming; political activists critical of the state continue to be victims. Intimidation and smear campaigns against human rights defenders and journalists in government-owned newspapers have included attacks on individuals advocating for human rights accounta ...
Sri Lanka's Killing Fields from C4 wins Amnesty International's documentary of the year.
The Indian Government must take a hard look at what is causing inequality. -- Mr Salil Shetty, Secretary-General, Amnesty International, London. “Can India become a global leader on human rights?,” asked Mr Salil Shetty, Secretary-General of London-based NGO Amnesty International. While the recent votes on Syria and Sri Lanka were important steps forward, India still has a long way to go when it comes to translating its economic strength into the political and foreign policy domain. “If you see the voting patterns of the Human Rights Council or positioning on these issues, there is still a 60s and 70s way of thinking, a Cold War thinking — that if the West votes one way we'll vote another.” This leads to a fundamental conflict, he argues. “We can't say you should have democracy and human rights in one place and if something happens elsewhere, no we cannot interfere.”
A new Amnesty International report documents how arbitrary detention and enforced disappearances have become routine in Sri Lanka.
Sri Lanka: Human Rights Council vote a step in the right direction | Amnesty International
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