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Arresting protestors in Sri Lanka: BASL calls upon DGHS & IGP not to allow Health Guidelines to be used to curtail freedom to dissent

Image: An elderly female protestor taken away by male policemen by force on 08 July 2021. (Photo by Lalith Perera)

In a letter to Director General of Health Services (DGHS) and to Inspector General of Police the Bar Association of Sri Lanka (BASL) has requested him not to allow Health Guidelines in a manner which has a chilling effect on the freedom to dissent in Sri Lanka.

It further espressos its concern of the excessive force by the police in dealing with the protestors on numerous occasions.

Letter follows.

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