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Rights groups press to free Sri Lanka lawyer

July 29, 2021

Colombo: International calls mounted Wednesday for the release of a Sri Lankan human rights lawyer and the repeal of anti-terror laws used to detain him for 15 months. Eleven rights groups, including Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and the International Commission of Jurists urged Sri Lanka to free Hejaaz Hizbullah who has been held since April last year.