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Video of Ruki Fernando's interview with the BBC

2014 Mar 24

The recent arrest of human rights activists Ruki Fernando and Father Praveen Mahesan under Sri Lanka’s draconian PTA law resulted in widespread condemnation within Sri Lanka and from the international community. As we noted in a previous article, “this is happening when deliberations at the Human Rights Council on Sri Lanka are taking place, demonstrating the regime’s scant regard for international opinion and scrutiny.”

After their release from custody, BBC World News interviewed Ruki Fernando on 19th March. As noted by the BBC’s Charles Haviland following Ruki’s interview,

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