Drop the terrorist charges immediately! Amnesty International makes an announcement on behalf of Wasantha-Siridhamma Thero!

Amnesty International says that the baseless terrorism charges leveled against Wasantha Mudalige and Galvewa Siridhamma Thera, who are detained under detention orders, should be removed immediately.

In a statement, the organization says that the extension of the detention orders should be stopped for the two.

They say the detention of protesters under anti-terrorism charges is a clear violation of the right to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly guaranteed by the Sri Lankan Constitution and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.

According to the international human rights law, anti-terrorism laws should not be used to treat people who organize or participate in peaceful gatherings as criminals and measures should be taken to repeal the Prevention of Terrorism Act.

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