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Govt. has disregarded people’s fundamental right to conduct peaceful protests: LfD

[DailyMirror, Friday, 27 January 2012 11:48 No Comment]

The Lawyers for Democracy (LFD) an organisation that comprises legal practitioners throughout the country today said that the Government and its agents had disregarded the people’s fundamental right to conduct peaceful protests in Sri Lanka after it had tried to prevent aprotest rally organised by media groups this week and urged it to respect its constitutional obligations and commitment to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly.

A number of media groups held a protest near the Fort Railway Station in Colombo under the theme ‘Black January’ to highlight the challenging conditions faced by the media in Sri Lanka and to mark the death and disappearances of journalists in the month of January.

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