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Sri Lanka: Death threats against activists highlight risk of violence around elections

Headline Title:  Sri Lanka: Death threats against activists highlight risk of election violence 07 January 2015 Sri Lankan authorities must hold to account those who threatened three prominent activists with death today and ensure that tomorrow’s presidential elections passes without further violence, Amnesty International said.Opposition campaigners Brito Fernando, Phillip Dissanayake and Prasanga Fernando – who are all well-known human rights defenders active with families of the “disappeared” – today received phone calls from unknown people who threatened them with death. Prasanga…

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