Jeyakumary Balendaran has been released

Good news! After just three days shy of a year in jail, Jeyakumary Balendaran has finally been released! This is fantastic news, and a huge relief for her and her daughter. Her release is due to the phenomenal work of a small but committed band of lawyers, supporters...

A year without justice

Today marks the 285th day of Jeyakumary Balendran’s detention. A prominent member of the movement for the families of the disappeared – her own son having been abducted shortly after the war – she was arrested in March 2014 amid a broad government crackdown on civil...

Don’t forget Jeyakumary. Write to her today.

Five months ago, a mother of the disappeared – Jeyakumary Balendran – was arrested and jailed amid a renewed government crackdown on dissent in the run up to Human Rights Council session in March. You may remember our campaign and our director’s...