Jailed for writing a short story. Help #FreeShakthika

  For over 80 days, Shakthika Sathkumara, an award-winning Sri Lankan writer and poet, has been held in police custody. The reason for his detention? The publication of a fictional short story about life in a Buddhist temple; a story which allegedly alludes to...

Urgent Appeal for Action: persecution of refugees in Sri Lanka

“The people in Pakistan attacked us and say we’re not Muslims…. Then in Sri Lanka, people attack us because they say we are Muslims.” Those were the words of 58-year old Tariq Ahmed, an Ahmadiyya man from Pakistan, who until recently had been living in the town of...

Guilty for screening a documentary. Help #DefendLena

[Update 27/2/17: a dedicated webpage with regular updates about Lena’s case has been set up here. You can also follow developments via @pusatkomas on Twitter] On Tuesday 21st February, Lena Hendry, a human rights defender in Malaysia, was convicted for her part...

Floods in Sri Lanka: how to help

Over the last ten days Sri Lanka has been hit by severe flooding and subsequent landslides. According to the World Health Organisation 290,000 people have been affected across 22 districts in Sri Lanka, with 190,000 temporarily displaced, 109 missing and 92 confirmed...

Please help amplify survivors voices

We are today launching a brand new campaign to place the voice of survivors of Sri Lanka’s civil war at the heart of the debate about Sri Lanka’s future. Click here to sign the petition. Just now we launched a report in which Tamil survivors of Sri Lanka’s civil war...