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Sri Lanka: ‘Religious Disharmony’ Order Threatens Minorities

By Human Rights Watch
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Click to expand Image A Sri Lankan Muslim woman wearing a burqa walks outside her apartment in Colombo, Sri Lanka, March 16, 2021.  © 2021 AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena (New York) – Sri Lanka’s government should immediately withdraw an order that allows two-years of detention without trial for causing “religious, racial, or communal disharmony,” Human Rights Watch said today. The Prevention of Terrorism (De-radicalization from holding violent extremist religious ideology) Regulations No. 01 of 2021, issued on March 9, 2021, expands the draconian and abusive Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA).…


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