FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION SRI LANKA

For press freedom by Sunanda Deshapriya

Printer’s wife and two brothers taken hostage, printing press sealed, printer and workers detained

NfR expresses its serious concern that a printing press has been sealed, the printer and eight other printing workers have been detained and the printer’s family was taken hostage by the police under the emergency regulations for printing a political poster.

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September 10, 2010

Mangala behind defamatory posters – state media

Police investigations have revealed that UNP MP Mangala Samaraweera was behind the printing of a poster defamatory of President Mahinda Rajapaksa which was carried out in a printing press belonging to the JVP.

September 10, 2010

The Free Media Movement condemns the arrest of the printer, and the owner and workers at Sarala Graphics, Nugegoda

The Free Media Movement considers the arrests of Jayampathi Bulathsinhala: printer, and the owner and workers at Sarala Graphics, Nugegoda to be a gross violation of the rights of freedom of opinion and expression, as well as of the right to peaceful protest and of engaging in a lawful profession.

September 10, 2010
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