SRI LANKA CRISIS – Amnesty denounces detention of protesters under anti-terror law in Sri Lanka

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Amnesty International (AI) denounced Monday the arrest of three people protesting against the authorities’ management of the ongoing economic crisis in Sri Lanka under an anti-terrorist law.

“Using a draconian anti-terror law to crackdown on protesters is a new low for the Sri Lankan government,” AI’s South Asia Director Yamini Mishra said in a statement.

Wasantha Mudalige of the Federation of Inter University Students’ Federation (IUSF), as well as student leaders Galwewa Siridhamma Thero and Hashantha Jawantha Gunathilake, were arrested last week following a protest.