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US says Sri Lanka detaining rights activists convince an international investigation is necessary

US says Sri Lanka detaining rights activists convince an international investigation is necessary The United States Government today expressed concern about the arrests and detention of several well-known Sri Lankan human rights defenders and activists over the past week by the authorities.Issuing a statement the US Embassy in Colombo urged the Sri Lankan government to follow due legal process over the arrests of the activists."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 Embassy statement said.The Terrorism Investigation Unit (TID) of Sri Lanka Police Sunday arrested Ruki Fernando, who works for Rights Now Collective for Democracy and a Catholic priest, Father Praveen ...
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