Lawyers for poet Ahnaf Jazeem today (16.April 2021) filed the fundamental rights case in the registry of the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka against Defence Secretary, IGP, TID and AG seeking leave to proceed and several reliefs including his release and compensation of Rs.100 million, on the basis of infringement and/or imminent infringement of his fundamental rights including freedom from arbitrary arrest, detention and torture and degrading or inhumane treatment, and right to speech and freedom expression including publication, and right to presumption of innocence etc. The case will be fixed for support early in May.
The Petition was settled by Dr.Kanag Ishwaran, President’s Counsel, Mr.A.A.M. Illiyas, PC, Mr Lakshmanan Jeyakumar, Sanjaya Wilson Jayasekera and Swastika Arulingam, Attorneys-at-Law. The Petitioner is the poet’s registered attorney Mr.S.Devapalan, Attorney-at-Law.
From the tweets of the lawyer Sanjaya Wilson Jayasekera