28 July, 2021

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Lawyers Condemn Attack On Disappearances Protestors On HR Day

‘Lawyers for Democracy’ has condemned the attack on a group of people who were gathered to demonstrate regarding their grievances on International Human Rights Day at the Trincomalee bus stand saying intolerance of dissent and diversity is violence, especially in a multi ethnic, multi religious and multi cultural society.

Lawyers collective“What is of deep concern is the impunity with which these criminal acts are committed in the presence of police officers and in the view of the public. There is no problem in identifying the culprits as video pictures of these incidents were widely telecast in the electronic media.  What concern us is the statements made by the media spokesman of the police in every case of attack on people by armed groups is that the police is investigating these incidents but up to now not a single prosecution has been instituted against the culprits in such incidents,” the LfD said in a statement.

The legal group said; the obvious inference was that the authorities concerned are under pressure from powerful sources to desist from proceeding against such attackers.  Incidents of this nature demonstrate to the whole world the helplessness of the people of our country who tries to exercise their fundamental right of assembly and expression. We call upon those who are involved in the enforcement of law and order to take immediate action to bring the culprits before the law.

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    set of fools and traitors crying for NGO money

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      Do not display your ignorance and pettiness. When ever you see this, you feel all others are like you. You fellows have no humanity or values and blame those who stand up for values!!!

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        i think you are as same as watareka mohamed vijitha

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      Think of a fool crying for the war criminals for no money.

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      What is sad is that you are cutting off your own neck when you attack those who stand up for fundemental human rights, because you too benefit from rule of law and human rights.

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    Good signs :) They seem to be awakening slowly from the long sleep; hurah :)
    If not the law professionals of a country, who would make it clear to their own folks.

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    United Nations take note to what is happening here, these happennigs are very frequent.

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      A.T.Kumar,

      Why do you believe that the UN, the Commonwealth and the world does not know what is happening here? They certainly do. Obama, Cameron, Ban Ki Moon are all playing politics and their business interests are more important than safeguarding Human Rights in the third world. This is like famine in Biafra and Ethiopia then, was also political slogans for them. This is the sad truth.

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