US concerned over detention of HR defenders

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The United States Government is concerned about the arrests and detention of several well-known Sri Lankan human rights defenders and activists over the past week.
 
“We urge Sri Lankan government authorities to ensure that all those detained are given transparent and due legal process, including full access to legal counsel,” the US embassy in Colombo said in a statement.
 
It also said: “As we have noted many times in the recent past, both previous and on-going human rights concerns have led many in the international community to push for a UN Human Rights Council resolution on the situation in Sri Lanka.  With these latest actions, we remain convinced that continued scrutiny by the Human Rights Council is necessary.”
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  • Fawzan Monday, 17 March 2014 05:03 PM

    Any one talks about HR is considered as a big threat by criminals in Sri Lanka. If we are civilised, US has no reason to poke its nose.

    Hubert Monday, 17 March 2014 05:18 PM

    Majority of Sri Lankans are ignorant

    Tom Tuesday, 18 March 2014 08:50 AM

    We are very seriously concern about latest development of US activity in 3rd World contries & SL intend to appoint MERVIN Lokka as ASIA PACIFIC Director of HR, US affairs in All over the WORLD via DM Android App

    max Monday, 17 March 2014 01:34 PM

    allways concern,concern and concern.whats after that concern ???.if dont do any action,just be silence with these empty concerns.

    ind Tuesday, 18 March 2014 04:24 AM

    Is there any country which has resolved their issues after international involvement ???

    loganathan Monday, 17 March 2014 01:48 PM

    Thank you us

    sootikka Monday, 17 March 2014 07:31 PM

    America what a messy country your fingers are in every countries puddings all over the world !!!

    MrKasthuri Monday, 17 March 2014 02:12 PM

    Does US looking to over take the law of the country? What rights US has to security matters.

    Jayasekara Monday, 17 March 2014 02:24 PM

    The main actor in this is a US national so take action against him first

    patriot Monday, 17 March 2014 07:57 PM

    We the third world is 'much concerned ' about the atrocities committed by the Americans. via DM Android App

    dana Monday, 17 March 2014 07:58 PM

    we also concern US activities via DM Android App

    Ratavasiya Monday, 17 March 2014 02:30 PM

    All our actions leads to international involvement.

    Fair N Square Monday, 17 March 2014 02:34 PM

    how about addressing issues of MORE concern in bombings in Afghanistan,Iraq, Drone attacks in Pakistan which maim and KILL innocent vicitoms who have no recourse?

    concerned Monday, 17 March 2014 02:43 PM

    I am not defending the US but those who are criticizing the US, must look harder at home whether the rule of law applies equally to everyone, if not why don't you fix it?


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