For press freedom by Sunanda Deshapriya
NfR expresses its strongest condemnation of new form of censorship being practicd in Sri Lanka. by the imposition of a ban on posters and the arrest of those pasting them. According to a report released by The Centre for Human Rights (CHR) in Sri Lanka, 24 persons have been arrested for pasting posters during the last few months.
NfR, the exile network for media and human rights in Sri Lanka is shocked and dismayed by renewed threats and violence against independent newspapers published in Jaffna, the Tamil heartland of Sri Lanka.
The female Tamil journalist, Isaipriya alias Shoba (27), was killed during the final stages of the war by the troops belonging to 53rd Division of the Sri Lankan Army, in an execution-style murder at an unknown location in the island’s northern battle-zone.