SAHR vehemently condemns anti-Muslim assaults by Sinhala Buddhist extremist elements in Sri Lanka

South Asians for Human Rights (SAHR), a regional network of human rights defenders, vehemently condemns the co-ordinated attacks on the Sri Lankan Muslim community in Kandy that has claimed a life, and caused the destruction of numerous mosques, homes and Muslim-owned businesses. This follows an attack against Muslims in Ampara…

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SAHR vehemently condemns the assault on the Rohingya refugees by the extremist Sinhala nationalist force led by Buddhist monks in Colombo, Sri Lanka

South Asians for Human Rights (SAHR), a regional network of human rights defenders vehemently condemns the assault on the Rohingya refugees by the extremist Sinhala nationalist force led by Buddhist monks in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The Rohingya refugees were attacked on 27 September 2017 in Colombo while they were under…

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SAHR statement on the intimidating remarks by the Sri Lankan Minister of Justice to Mr. Lakshan Dias

South Asians for Human Rights (SAHR), a regional network of Human Rights Defenders, vehemently condemns the intimidating remarks made by Hon. Wijedasa Rajapakshe, the Minister of Justice and Buddhist Affairs, to Mr. Lakshan Dias, a prominent Human Rights Defender and lawyer, who has been asked to publicly apologise within 24…

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SAHR expresses concern over the restraints on freedoms of association and assembly in Bangladesh and Sri Lanka

South Asians for Human Rights (SAHR) is deeply concerned about restraint of freedoms of association and assembly through the use of force and intimidation in Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.  In Bangladesh, the police have effectively crushed the readymade garment factory workers’ protest for increase of minimum wage. The issue commenced…

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