Category Archives: Sri Lanka

Nearly 250,000 of you stood up against human rights abuses in Sri Lanka

“Does anyone specifically have a question that’s not on Sri Lanka or human rights?” This was how an exasperated Commonwealth spokesperson unwittingly summed up the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) at a press conference in Sri Lanka last weekend.

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Sri Lanka’s misguided attempt to ‘win the world’

By Steve Crawshaw, Director of Amnesty International’s Office of the Secretary General, who is currently in Colombo Everybody in the Sri Lankan capital, Colombo, knows all about “CHOGM” – pronounced “choggum”. They speak with enthusiasm, resignation or indignation about the … Continue reading

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Do you approve of this?

This image was taken in the last month of Sri Lanka’s bloody armed conflict. These people were among the tens of thousands of civilians who were killed and wounded at that time. Caught in the crossfire between Sri Lanka’s armed … Continue reading

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#TellTheTruth petition delivered – but it’s not over yet

On 20 September, Dr Manoharan, whose story we shared here in August, joined Amnesty International to deliver your signatures during a visit to the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva. An incredible 47,545 people from 181 countries signed it. Dr Manoharan … Continue reading

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More than 20,000 sign our #TellTheTruth petition

The good news is, more than 20,000 of you across the world signed our petition, calling on Sri Lanka’s authorities to #TellTheTruth about past and present abuses, and stop them from happening again. Thanks to those of you who signed, … Continue reading

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