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NYT: 3 Activists Held in Sri Lanka, Raising Fears of Crackdown

By Gardiner Harris and Dharisha Bastians, Published On Monday, March 17, 2014
NEW DELHI — Fears of a broad crackdown against rights activists in Sri Lanka have been heightened after the Sri Lankan police recently arrested two prominent human rights advocates and a woman who has made a public campaign of finding her missing son. The arrests took place just as the United Nations Human Rights Council considers starting an inquiry into possible war crimes committed by government forces and separatists during Sri Lanka’s 26-year civil war.


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