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Extremely important thread on how Sri Lankan poet Ahnaf Jazeem aka Mannaaramudhu Ahnaf has been arrested and kept in custody under the Prevention of Terrorism Act since May 15, 2020 in connection with 'Navarasam', a collection of poems he has published. #SriLanka #FoE #THREAD 👇🏽
Speaking of: there is a specific, current, and particularly flabbergasting case of imprisonment to talk about. A poet who has been in prison for the last six months (without so much as being charged, of course) because his book of poems is being accused of being "extremist."
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කවි ලීවත්, පැසැලක ඉගැන්නුවත්, මාධ්‍ය හමුවක් තිබ්බත්, පාරක බෝඩ් ලෑල්ලක් හයි කළත්, නගරාධිපතිකම කෙරුවත්, මොනවා කළත් ත්‍රස්තවාදය වැළැක්වීමේ පනත යටතේ තමයි අල්ලන්නේ. ආඥාදායක පාලනයක් කරා යන ගමනක හලාහල විස සහිත කෝකටත් තෛලය! #SriLanka #PTA
Council chairman of the Karaichi Pradeshiya Sabha (in the northern Kilinochchi district) was threatened by Sri Lankan police to remove a local street sign which said Vettri Lane or to be detained under the Prevention of Terror Act (PTA). #srilankastateterrorism
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Poet #ahnafjazeem 's legal team today files a Fundamental Rights case [SCFR/3/2021/ON]against Secretary of Defence, IGP, Directors of TID & CID and AG, via online E-filing system, for unlawfully arresting and detaining the poet in breach of several of his fundamental rights.
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Poet #ahnafjazeem 's legal team today files a Fundamental Rights case [SCFR/3/2021/ON]against Secretary of Defence, IGP, Directors of TID & CID and AG, via online E-filing system, for unlawfully arresting and detaining the poet in breach of several of his fundamental rights.
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Sunday will mark 2 years of Julian's arbitrary incarceration in Belmarsh prison. Enough is enough. Let him come home. #DropTheCharges #FreeAssangeNOW
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🇱🇰 #SriLanka: @RSF_inter strongly condemns the arrest of photoreporter Mālika Abeykoon while he was covering a protest by health workers yesterday in #Colombo. He was assaulted by the police and has been remanded until 12 April. He must be released now! #JournalismIsNotACrime
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