Ms. Balendran Jeyakumary, a prominent Sri Lankan human rights activist, has been detained since March 13, 2014 under the Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA), which allows detention without charge or trial for years. Ms. Jeyakumary came under scrutiny for demanding the truth about her son's disappearance.
Hundreds of people in Sri Lanka, like Ms. Jeyakumary, are languishing in prison without charge or trial under the repressive PTA. Call on the Sri Lankan government to immediately release these detainees or charge them with recognizable crimes. Under international law, everyone has the right to a fair trial. Read More >>