By Colombo Telegraph –
FUTA unreservedly condemns the recent death threats made against activist lawyers by a group calling themselves the ‘patriotic taskforce’, says Dr. Rohan Fernando, the General Secretary of the Federation of University Teachers Association.
“FUTA has always stood for democratic values and the right to dissent. During the recent FUTA trade union action, many of its members were also intimidated and threatened and FUTA looked to the judiciary and the law enforcement authorities for protection. It is extremely worrying to note that these very institutions and persons are now being attacked. It suggests an intolerance and level of suppression that is not worthy of a country that claims to be democratic and respectful of human rights. FUTA calls upon the law enforcement authorities to conduct impartial inquiries into these threats and for the government to take strong action against those who incite violence in the name of patriotism and loyalty to the ruling regime.” the FUTA further says.
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