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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 857

U.S. Concerned Over Moves to Stifle Free Expression

Colombo, 30 November, (Asiantribune.com):

The United States Embassy in Colombo has expressed serious concern over the recent threats of freedom of expression in Sri Lanka and called upon authorities to exercise restraint and respect peaceful demonstrations.

Also the US Embassy has expressed its concerns over November 28 beating of a reporter in Jaffna, harassment by Government of Sri Lanka officials of independent media outlets, and searches without warrants of journalists, all serve to stifle media freedom.

Additionally, the Embassy has shown greatly concern about reports of attacks on students in Jaffna.

- Asian Tribune -

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