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Sri Lanka: UN visit underscores disturbing human rights reality

Headline Title:  Sri Lanka: UN visit underscores disturbing human rights reality 31 August 2013  Sri Lankan leaders must address the persistent climate of fear in the country, Amnesty International said as the UN human rights chief Navi Pillay concluded her visit to the island. Pillay, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, made her first official visit to Sri Lanka from 25-31 August. It comes just before the UN and Commonwealth review the country’s human rights situation in September. At her concluding press conference today, Pillay stressed that many who met or…

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