Remove PTA; UN urges the government to implement new legislation
A delegation from the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention urged the Sri Lankan Government to ban the Prevention Terrorism Act immediately and asking Sri Lanka to repeal the draconian law
They expressed their expectation to introduce an internationally acceptable law, while addressing the media brief yesterday (15 Dec).
A delegation from the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention, included Chair Rapporteur Elina Steinerte and Jose Guevara, Leigh Toomey has been arrived in Sri Lanka Last week and visited many places in Sri Lanka.
They accused that the Judiciary, Security Forces and other higher authorities in Sri Lanka have failed to respect the rights of individuals.
They further said that the individual liberty in Sri Lanka, affected in a big way due to the Arbitrary Detention.