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Unconditional release of prominent human rights lawyer, activist Hejaaz Hizbullah arrested by Sri Lankan security forces

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Hejaaz Hizbullah was arrested on April 14, 2020 under the PTA. He was accused by the police of aiding and abetting Inshaf Ahamed (who was involved in the April 21, 2019 bombings), an accusation that has since been withdrawn.

About eleven international rights organisation groups led by Amnesty International has demanded immediate and unconditional release of prominent human rights lawyer and activist Hejaaz Hizbullah arrested by Sri Lankan security forces under the draconian Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA).

“In the absence of any credible evidence presented before a court of law, Hejaaz Hizbullah should be released immediately and unconditionally,” said a joint press statement issued by Amnesty International and the other 10 organisations.

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