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FR Petition By The JVP ( right to protest)

The JVP today (9) filed a fundamental rights (FR) petition in the Supreme Court over the arrest of its members in Galle on August 12.

DNA parliamentarian and JVP Propaganda Secretary Vijitha Herath said the Galle police had assaulted two JVP MPs Ajith Kumara and himself and JVP Southern Provincial Councilor Nalin Hewage while they were in police custody at the Galle Police Station.
Herath last month lodged a complaint about the incident with the Inspector General of Police (IGP) at the Police Headquaters in Colombo calling for an impartial investigation into the incident.
The JVPers were arrested after they participated in a protest calling for the release of former Army Commander and DNA Leader Sarath Fonseka in Galle last month.
http://www.thesundayleader.lk/2010/09/09/fr-petition-by-the-jvp/

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