Oct 28, 2018

AI concerned over threats to journalists  

Amnesty International has expressed concern over reports of journalists working at government-controlled media outlets being subjected to threats, intimidation and harassment.
“All journalists must be allowed to carry out their work freely and without fear. The authorities have a responsibility to ensure their safety and well-being,” said Amnesty International’s Senior Director for Global Operations, Minar Pimple.
Responding to the political crisis in the island nation, Minar Pimple has said, “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.”