CPA Comms Officer on 31 May, 2023

Statement on Recent Arrests under the ICCPR Act & Shrinking Space for Dissent

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Sri Lankan comedian Natasha Edirisooriya was arrested under the ICCPR Act for allegedly violating the country’s freedom of speech laws. The CPA has expressed concern, arguing that the arrest is part of a broader pattern of harassment and intimidation of dissenting voices.

Read the full statement in English

Read the full statement in Tamil

Read the full statement in Sinhala