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Eight EU HR Ambassadors raise concern over Hejaaz Hizbullah

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In a statement issued today, Eight Human Rights  Ambassadors of Europe including the United Kingdom, Germany and Sweden called on the Sri Lankan government to " respect human rights defenders such as Hizbullah".

The statement issued by the Ambassadors of the United Kingsdom, Germany, Sweden, Finland, Lithuania, Estonia and the Netherlands said that after ten months of Detention, Hejaaz Hizbullah was being accused of speech related offences.

Prominent Attorney-at-Law Hejaaz Hizbullah was arrested by the Criminal Investigations Department on the 14th of April 2020. 

He was thereafter accused in the media of various activities related to terrorism. He was thereafter produced on the 18th of February 2021 where the Attorney General informed court that the entire case against Hizbullah was to be based on purported statements made by children. 

Hizbullah and his Lawyers have maintained that the entire case is a fabrication by sleuths. 

The statement further said " Mr. Hizbullah is a leading advocate if the rights of people from minority communities including Muslims in Sri Lana and a vocal critic of discriminatory policies" .

The statement called on the government to respect persons such as Hizbullah.

" We join the UN High COmmissioner for Human Rights, special procedures mandate holders, in urging the Government of Sri LAnka to respect Human Rights defenders such as Hizbullah" it said.

  Comments - 13

  • Gayan Thursday, 11 March 2021 01:13 PM

    They had similar concerns on Anton Balasingham too.

    Mokan Thursday, 11 March 2021 01:16 PM

    It’s time America

    ANTON Thursday, 11 March 2021 01:28 PM


    Jeeves Thursday, 11 March 2021 01:40 PM

    People can wear two hats to disguise their true intentions! Human rights and extremism are not mutually exclusive, if having both serves a purpose!

    Milinda Thursday, 11 March 2021 01:52 PM

    This terrorists was doing the underhand dirty work of the western nations to destabilise Srilanka. Now they are in hot water and panic thinking that their underhand work will get exposed. The western nations do not practice what they preach about so called Democracy and Human Rights. They only use this subject as a tool to undermine Asian nations and suppress them.

    RoaringCreek Thursday, 11 March 2021 02:01 PM

    Gota is messing everything in a right royal manner. The need is now for a real leader who can manoeuvre in International waters.

    Saranga DS Thursday, 11 March 2021 02:07 PM

    If you ignore a barking dog, sooner or later it will realise that it's barking is having little effect. Same is true of these foreign officials and their hypocritical organisations!

    Hubert Dennis Thursday, 11 March 2021 02:11 PM

    Our prestigious Govt. has the power to take any action against any wrong doers, we are not bothered about EU.

    Krishna Thursday, 11 March 2021 03:33 PM

    Can you tell me how to find this report that published by ambassadors?

    Mokan Thursday, 11 March 2021 03:52 PM

    Who is wrong doer. Keeping some one in custody over an year with out producing any evidence.When that happens to your mother then you will realize.

    Sinna Thursday, 11 March 2021 04:09 PM

    Nazi thought,Jews should exterminate,because they are not fit to be humans,this man taught and trained young to suicides for extinguish Christians from surface of earth, those who do so,thought going to heaven, these uninformed fellows of 8EU countries,first read about 2019 Easter Sunday mayhem

    s.shiha Thursday, 11 March 2021 05:06 PM

    Does the word human rights exist in this country?

    Ben Friday, 12 March 2021 07:35 PM

    Dear right EU, HE ambassadors,please go through CV of your so called HR activist friend, your request welcome as your friends, but not him as a HE activist, he is a main accuse in 2019 Easter Sunday MASSACRE,which killed more than 300 people,who are they, they are Christians and Zionists, who were in churches for holy Easter mass,why were they killed, murderers believed, killing nonbelievers is the road to heaven, think of HR of victims, don't let crooks to misguide you, please revoke your request,

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