Sri Lankans must push the government to fulfill its undertakings

Successive Sri Lankan governments have ratified various international human rights’ treaties, but they are still being found wanting on home turf. These treaties include provisions against torture, discrimination, extrajudicial killings, enforced disappearances and arbitrary detention. They protect freedom of expression, assembly, association and religion as well as rights to equality…

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Bangladesh Academic Mubashar Hasan “Held by Military Intelligence Agency”

The Directorate General of Forces Intelligence allegedly picked up Hasan soon after he attended a meeting at the UN headquarters in Dhaka on November 7. The reason for his detention remains unclear. Bangladesh’s military intelligence agency, the Directorate General of Forces Intelligence (DGFI), is secretly detaining academic Mubashar Hasan, security and political…

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