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Sri Lanka Should Free Detained Students

By Human Rights Watch
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Click to expand Image A protester shouts slogans against the detention of two student leaders under Sri Lanka’s Prevention of Terrorism Act, Colombo, November 18, 2022. © 2022 Eranga Jayawardena/AP Photo Since taking office in July amid an unprecedented economic and political crisis, Sri Lanka’s President Ranil Wickremesinghe has suppressed anti-government protests and hounded alleged protest organizers. Among his most egregious actions has been to use the notorious Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA) to detain student activists. On Thursday, a magistrate in Colombo, the capital, ruled to…


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