Friday, September 19, 2014   

Sri Lanka arrests two human rights activists
(03-17 17:56)

Colleagues and a media rights group say anti-terrorist police in Sri Lanka have arrested two prominent human rights activists who were working in the former war zone on charges that were not yet known.
The arrested activists are Human Rights Documentation Center adviser Ruki Fernando and Catholic priest Praveen of the Center for Peace and Reconciliation. The colleagues and the Free Media Movement say the reason for their arrests Sunday night was still not known.
A police spokesman could not be reached immediately for comment Monday.
The arrests came as the U.N. Human Rights Council reviews Sri Lanka's rights record. –AP

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