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Sri Lanka: Commonwealth must not turn a blind eye to civil society crackdown

Headline Title:  Sri Lanka: Commonwealth must not turn a blind eye to civil society crackdown 13 November 2013 Commonwealth leaders must use their summit in Colombo this week to pressure the Sri Lankan authorities to end their alarming crackdown on civil society, Amnesty International said.Sri Lankan military this morning blocked scores of family members of disappeared people from attending a human rights vigil in Colombo, the latest move to stifle freedom of expression and assembly ahead of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) on 15-17 November.“It may be astonishing…

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