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FMM Convenor says govt. fabricating false pictures to arrest and harass

2014 Mar 19

Civil society representatives convened a media briefing on Tuesday  to condemn the arrests of human rights defenders Father Praveen Mahesan and Ruki Fernando, on the night of March 16.

Convenor of Free Media Movement, Sunil Jayasekera expressed following views at the event:

“In truth we consider this as the height of the suppressive procedure this government has continuously followed against human rights activists in our country. The government has gone to the extent of misusing the law and conceptualising and fabricating false pictures to arrest these people and harass them. “

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