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US embassy disturbed by threats to civil society

In a statement today (Jan. 22), the United States Embassy in Colombo says it is disturbed by the series of threats and attacks against legal defenders, civil society organizations and activists who have spoken out on recent events.   The right to express opinions freely is universal and one that is protected under Sri Lankan law.  We urge the Government of Sri Lanka protect this fundamental right and ensure that all citizens are able to express their opinions without fear of retribution, the US embassy statement adds.

Author: TELO Admin