Remembering the dead is not a crime

During the first two weeks of May 2017 he was visited six times by military intelligence. On several occasions, he received anonymous late-night phone calls. Between 16-20th May he was summoned by the police three times to provide statements. And yesterday, a court...

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...

Human rights lawyers threatened in Sri Lanka – at serious risk

Two human rights lawyers Manjula Pathiraja and Namal Rajapakse (a namesake but no relation of the President’s notorious son) have received credible death threats from individuals and groups linked to the Government-backed Buddhist extremist group the BBS....

The very worrying current situation in Sri Lanka

Dear friends, I’d like to share a release we have just sent out concerning media reports from Sri Lanka. Here’s how you can help Support Amnesty International’s Urgent Action to keep Jeyakumary safe Spread the word, by sharing the statement below far...

Ruki Fernando and Fr Praveen released

It has been an emotional day. At about 1:30 am Sri Lanka time Father Praveen and Ruki Fernando were released without charge. This is fantastic news and a testament to the power of a joined up campaign involving virtually everyone who had ever met either of them, and...